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By Mattie E Treadwell

Usa military in international warfare II.This heritage of the WAC is entire and specific. the writer has written it not just from on hand documents but additionally out of non-public event. She used to be a WAC employees officer, who, including all of the different Wacs, discovered herself in a mans military that was once a bit surprised via the appearance of a womens corps in its midst. it truly is traditional for either newcomer and outdated resident to have suspicions of one another, yet after the attribute interval of fake starts off prejudices disappear and self assurance is validated. So it was once with the WAC and the military. This booklet stresses the misconception, adequately adequate, because it affected many choices reached on the policy-making point. The WAC didn't continuously comprehend the Army—its customs and traditions, its association and valuable chain of command. the military didn't continually comprehend the WAC — its wishes and temperament, and the various different issues that guy, being the son of girl, must have recognized yet didn't, a lot to his persisted embarrassment.

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Good, was in office and promptly sent telegrams to the women representatives, canceling the meeting of the nominating committee. This action, which in Miss Phipps' opinion greatly alienated the powerful women's groups, 29 Memo, Dir Women's Relations for SW, 8 Jan 27. G-1/9562. Copy, with history of the office attached, in G-1/9835. 30 Ibid. S. Army. G-1/9835. 12 THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS was followed in October by a final letter from Mr. " Discouraged and in ill health, Miss Phipps in 1930 made a last appeal to the Secretary of War to define her duties and authority or to abolish her position.

33 Plans for a Women's Service Corps areas, three territorial departments, and eighteen chiefs of branches or similar services, Miss Phipps discovered that about 170,000 women would be wanted in wartime, although only six agencies favored giving them immediate military status. In view of later debate about the proper jobs for women in the Army, it was significant that at this time the concept of a menial type of corps of low-grade personnel still loomed large in Army thinking. Not quite half of the requests were for clerks and stenographers; a few others were for small numbers of skilled workers such as draftsmen, dietitians, and telephone operators.

26 All such proposals came to an abrupt end with the cessation of hostilities on 11 November 1918. With a one-page sigh of relief the General Staff shelved the bulky documents that had set forth the arguments pro and con, and declared: In view of the present military situation it is believed no longer desirable that arrangements be made to form military organizations composed of women. . A continuance of the war would have required the United States in completing its program for the year 1919 to make a much more ex- tended use of women .

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