Integrating women into a peacetime military

1/24/1949

In 1948, Congress passed the “Women's Armed Services Integration Act,” allowing women to serve in the military during peacetime for the first time in U.S. history. Although opportunities in the military were still restricted for them, women like Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Hildegard Strobl were now able to serve.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Marine Corps


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