Loretta Perfectus Walsh (22 Apr 1896 - 6 Aug 1925) became the first American active-duty Navy woman, and the first woman allowed to serve as a woman, in any of the U.S. armed forces other than as a nurse, when she enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1917. 12 days later, WWI was declared. She became the first woman Navy Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman, and was the first of 13,000 yeoman females entitled to receive the same military pay and benefits.
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The Best of SOFREP: Women in SOF | SOFREP--------------- ''Our first article on Women in SOF – The First Female Navy SEAL – was our first truly controversial article, and our first article that went viral. It was also the first volley in an ongoing editorial battle between Jack and Brandon: where Brandon is all for allowing women to enter SOF (for the reasons mentioned in the article), Jack is completely against it, referring to the concept as The Inconvenient Truth About Women and…
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