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New PDF release: A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977 - Legislation,

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

ISBN-10: 1973394472

ISBN-13: 9781973394471

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

Despite the stated contribution made by means of the 20,000 ladies Reservists who served within the Marine Corps in the course of international conflict II, there has been no notion in 1946 of conserving ladies on energetic responsibility or, for that subject, even within the Reserve forces. This quantity recounts the occasions that caused the switch in pondering at the a part of Marines, either women and men, that resulted in the mixing of girls into the Corps, to the purpose the place they now represent 8 percentage of our strength.

The undertaking used to be the assumption of Brigadier basic Margaret A. Brewer, who, in 1975, because the final Director of ladies Marines, famous that the phasing out of women-only enterprises marked the beginning of a brand new period for ladies within the Corps, and the top of an outdated one. additional, she rightly reasoned that the elevated assimilation of girls might make the old path of ladies in Marine Corps tricky to follow.

The tale is drawn from reliable reviews, files, own interviews, and transcribed memories amassed by way of the writer and preserved through the Oral heritage and data Sections of the background and Museums Division.

CHAPTER 1 - A Time of Uncertainty, 1946-1948 * bankruptcy 2 - Women's militia laws: Public legislations 625 * bankruptcy three - Going usual * 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 girls * bankruptcy 12 - Promotions * bankruptcy thirteen - Marriage, Motherhood, and established Husbands * bankruptcy 14 - Uniforms * bankruptcy 15 - Laurels and Traditions * bankruptcy sixteen - The Sergeants significant of ladies Marines * bankruptcy 17 - the administrators of ladies Marines

A historical past of the ladies Marines, 1946-1977 is nearly solely derived from uncooked documents, interviews and conversations, newspaper articles, muster rolls and unit diaries, and fabrics loaned by way of Marines. there has been nobody huge physique of files on hand. during the undertaking, greater than three hundred letters have been written to participants, numerous mass mailings have been made, and notices soliciting details have been published in all submit and station newspapers, Leatherneck, Marine Corps Gazette, Retired Marine, and the newsletters of Marine Corps institutions. greater than a hundred written responses have been got and a few ladies Marines generously loaned us own papers and invaluable scrapbooks. specifically worthwhile in piecing jointly the occasions among global battle II and the passage of the Women's Armed prone Integration Act have been the scrapbooks of former Director of ladies 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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