Our Cultural Expanse: Women in the Navy, 1946-1960

Women’s milestones in the Navy continued after World War II when Congress passed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, allowing women permanent status in the active and reserve components. The medical corps expanded allowing women to become officers as well as serving aboard medical ships.

Enlisted women also achieved a milestone in this era as the first female master chief petty officer was promoted, Master Chief Yeoman Anna Der-Vartanian.Panel3b

Explore our parent command, Naval History and Heritage Command‘s historical presentation: Women in the Navy.

For non-military presentations, visit the official website for Woman’s History Month.

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