The Regular Navy

As the war ended and the Navy was decommissioning its forces, male and female, it ran into a problem which becomes obvious with hindsight:  there weren’t enough active duty personnel to keep the Navy operational.  Leaders, including the now-supportive Captain Nimitz, were impressed by the competency of the WAVES during wartime. They recommended that women be made a permanent part of the Navy.  Similar arguments were being made in favor of keeping women in other service branches as well.

 

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