WOMEN IN THE NAVY ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The WAVES, created by legislation signed by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt,
became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, and
consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women
Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Serviceā€.

Mildred McAfee (below), President of Wellesley College, was sworn in
as a Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander in early August of 1942. She
was the first female commissioned officer in U.S. Navy history, and the
first director of the WAVES.

mildred mcafee

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