The USO is set to present its 2011 Woman of Year Distinguished Service Award to Linda Hudson, President & CEO of BAE Systems at the USO 45th Woman of the Year Luncheon. Linda is also a member of the USO Board of Governors and will be recognized for her strong support for the military and families. The event will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Tuesday, April 26.Linda said she is truly humbled by the recognition and shared why the USO holds a special place in her heart.
"As the mother-in-law of an active duty deployed Marine, I know the challenges facing those that serve and the strain on the families they leave behind. The USO provides much needed support to ease those strains and challenges."
In turn, her work as president and CEO of BAE Systems mirrors the USO's efforts.
"As the leader of a U.S. defense company, my work life revolves around the needs of the U.S. military. The good work of the USO is at the heart of all that I do and care about. Our company is a strong supporter of the USO and I donate my time and money to help make it more successful."
The USO will also honor the outstanding service and sacrifice of our troops and wounded warriors and raise funds for the USO's new initiative Operation Enduring Care.
Register today to attend the Woman of the Year Luncheon.