Our Cultural Expanse: Women in the Navy, 1961-1972

In the 1960s and early 1970s, opportunities for women in the Navy were expanding, but they weren’t quite fully accepted yet. There existed a restriction on women leading men, but President Johnson signed legislation that allowed them to become flag officers that ultimately led to the removal of that restriction.

The Seabee community also saw the first women being integrated, the first of which was Constructionman Camella Jones. Most other communities opened up opportunities for women including aviation, Chaplain Corps, and Civil Engineer Corps, among others.Panel4B

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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