Laying the Groundwork

In the months before the U.S. became involved in World War II and immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, behind-the-scenes discussions were underway if women should be allowed to enlist in positions other than nursing. For the Navy, a group of women from higher education would play an instrumental role in determining how women would be incorporated into service.

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