Women in the Military by Jeanne Holm
An Unfinished Revolution

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A history of women in the United States military discusses the role of women in every military conflict since the Vietnam War, the significant advances made by women in the Armed Forces during the 1980s, and subsequent resistance to these reforms.

About Jeanne Holm

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Holm, retired after 33 years in the US Air Force, was the highest ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. armed forces. She enlisted as a truck driver and proceeded by stages to become a major general. From 1965-73 she was Director, WAF. In 1976 she was appointed as Special Assistant for Women to the President.
Published June 1, 1992 by Presidio Press. 560 pages
Genres: History, War, Gay & Lesbian, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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At war's end the move to disband these services was not opposed by women commanders, who were both ""worried over the possible long-term effects of women's attempts to adjust to the rigid male environment"" and ""all too familiar with the built-in intransigence of the military bureaucracy."" Male...

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Holm has updated this standard work, originally published in 1982, by adding material on the role of military women in the Grenada, Panama and Persian Gulf campaigns, along with a discussion of the bitter ongoing debate over the combat exclusion laws and draft policies relating to women.

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