Wormuth joined the Obama administration in 2009 as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and civil support, and also served as the senior director for defense policy on the National Security Council. Currently, she is the director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corp., a nonprofit think tank, and teaches as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University's graduate program in security studies.
"This group of women have paved the way for women today. Not only in terms of travel, but in terms of fighting for injustice and equality. We need to examine and applaud these women for their accomplishments at a time when travel was so difficult and they were discriminated against by men and by the media."