Spend a few minutes with 1st Lt. Amy Bishop and it's easy to see how she worked her way up from an enlisted woman to her current position as the new commander of the National Guard unit in Danville.
A small, high-energy woman, she's a kind of administrative Army of one who exudes discipline, focus and action. And while her unit, the 410th Quartermaster Supply Company of the Kentucky National Guard, is a long way from Iraq, it's her job to make sure it's ready if called to serve.
Her biggest challenge?
"Making sure the troops are properly prepared for war," said Bishop, who will be promoted to captain in two weeks. "Training, soldiers skills, supply skills. Especially their soldier skills: How to fire your weapon, avoid contact with the enemy."
Bishop, who works full time as a computer specialist for the National Guard in Frankfort, already has a fierce sense of duty toward the 92 Guardsmen under her.