Published in 2013 by Tanya Biank

Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women soldiers have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up 14 percent of the total active duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood.

In this groundbreaking, insider’s look at the women defending our Nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazers—their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.

Gen Welsh

CSAF Message

All Airmen, men and women, are critically important to our Air Force. Undaunted provides a unique perspective from four women who have met and triumphed over many challenges, personal and professional, to serve our Nation with distinction.

Tanya Biank

About The Author

Tanya Biank is an author and journalist. Tanya’s book, Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage was the basis for Lifetime TV’s hit series, “Army Wives”, which ran for seven seasons and is one of the top five longest running drama series in basic cable history. Tanya is an Army brat and Army wife. She comes from a family of combat veterans and active duty service members and is a proud member of the Society of Daughters of the United States Army.