By U.S. Government,Department of Defense,U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Despite the stated contribution made by way of the 20,000 girls Reservists who served within the Marine Corps in the course of international struggle II, there has been no concept in 1946 of protecting girls on energetic responsibility or, for that subject, even within the Reserve forces. This quantity recounts the occasions that led to the switch in considering at the a part of Marines, either women and men, that resulted in the combination of ladies 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 common Margaret A. Brewer, who, in 1975, because the final Director of girls Marines, famous that the phasing out of women-only businesses marked the beginning of a brand new period for girls within the Corps, and the top of an outdated one. additional, she rightly reasoned that the elevated assimilation of ladies could make the old path of girls in Marine Corps tough to follow.
The tale is drawn from reputable studies, files, own interviews, and transcribed recollections gathered through the writer and preserved by means of the Oral historical past and information Sections of the heritage and Museums Division.
CHAPTER 1 - A Time of Uncertainty, 1946-1948 * bankruptcy 2 - Women's military laws: Public legislations 625 * bankruptcy three - Going normal * 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 ladies Marines * bankruptcy 17 - the administrators of ladies Marines
A heritage of the ladies Marines, 1946-1977 is nearly totally derived from uncooked documents, interviews and conversations, newspaper articles, muster rolls and unit diaries, and fabrics loaned by way of Marines. there has been not anyone huge physique of files on hand. through the undertaking, greater than three hundred letters have been written to contributors, numerous 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 obtained and a few girls Marines generously loaned us own papers and worthwhile scrapbooks. in particular priceless in piecing jointly the occasions among global battle II and the passage of the Women's Armed providers 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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A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977 - Legislation, Korean War, Pepper Board, Snell Committee, Recruit and Officer Training, Uniforms, Promotions, Marriage, Motherhood, Husbands by U.S. Government,Department of Defense,U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)