By U.S. Government,Department of Defense,U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)

ISBN-10: 1973394472

ISBN-13: 9781973394471

This informative illustrated heritage of girls within the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) covers the interval from 1946-1977.

Despite the said contribution made via the 20,000 ladies Reservists who served within the Marine Corps in the course of global conflict II, there has been no concept in 1946 of retaining ladies on lively responsibility or, for that subject, even within the Reserve forces. This quantity recounts the occasions that led to the switch in pondering at the a part of Marines, either women and men, that ended in the mixing of girls into the Corps, to the purpose the place they now represent 8 percentage of our strength.

The undertaking was once the belief of Brigadier normal Margaret A. Brewer, who, in 1975, because the final Director of ladies Marines, famous that the phasing out of women-only businesses marked the beginning of a brand new period for ladies within the Corps, and the tip of an outdated one. extra, she rightly reasoned that the elevated assimilation of girls may make the old path of ladies in Marine Corps tough to follow.

The tale is drawn from legit reviews, records, own interviews, and transcribed memories gathered through the writer and preserved by way of the Oral historical past and data Sections of the historical past and Museums Division.

CHAPTER 1 - A Time of Uncertainty, 1946-1948 * bankruptcy 2 - Women's military laws: Public legislation 625 * bankruptcy three - Going average * bankruptcy four - The Korean warfare Years * bankruptcy five - usage and Numbers, 1951-1963 * bankruptcy 6 - usage and Numbers: Pepper Board, 1964-1972 * bankruptcy 7 - usage and Numbers: Snell Committee, 1973-1977 * bankruptcy eight - Reserves After Korea * bankruptcy nine - Recruit education * bankruptcy 10 - Officer education * bankruptcy eleven - management of ladies * bankruptcy 12 - Promotions * bankruptcy thirteen - Marriage, Motherhood, and established Husbands * bankruptcy 14 - Uniforms * bankruptcy 15 - Laurels and Traditions * bankruptcy sixteen - The Sergeants significant of girls Marines * bankruptcy 17 - the administrators of girls Marines

A heritage of the ladies Marines, 1946-1977 is sort of completely derived from uncooked records, interviews and conversations, newspaper articles, muster rolls and unit diaries, and fabrics loaned through Marines. there has been nobody huge physique of files to be had. through the undertaking, greater than three hundred letters have been written to members, a number of mass mailings have been made, and notices soliciting details have been published in all put up and station newspapers, Leatherneck, Marine Corps Gazette, Retired Marine, and the newsletters of Marine Corps institutions. greater than a hundred written responses have been bought and a few girls Marines generously loaned us own papers and beneficial scrapbooks. particularly beneficial in piecing jointly the occasions among global warfare II and the passage of the Women's Armed prone Integration Act have been the scrapbooks of former Director of girls Marines Colonel Julia E. Hamblet, and previous WR Dorothy M. Munroe. Taped interviews have been carried out with 32 girls, together with former Director of the Women's Reserve Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter.

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