Beatty graduated, first female cannoneer in the Army, March 11, 2016, at Fort Sill, Okla. She excelled during training – earning the title of distinguished honor graduate for Class No. 12-16. She was assistant platoon guide and helped teach her peers, earned the top scores in several exams and passed her Go/No go events, including the high physical demand test. Beatty had the advantage of being a power lifter with her Army infantryman husband, Charles, before enlisting.
By Cindy McIntyre, Fort Sill TribuneMarch 10, 2016