U.S. Navy celebrates Women’s History Month by sharing iconic images of female sailors
March 22, 2017
In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Navy’s official blog, Navy Live, has released a series of historic photos of female U.S. Navy Sailors taken from throughout the 20th century. Featuring images taken as early as 1918, the series was also meant to commemorate the impact made by leaders such as Loretta Perfectus Walsh, who became the Navy’s first female chief petty officer on March 21, 1917.
Today, women represent 18 percent of all naval officers and 19 percent of the entire naval force — as well as eight percent of all senior and master chiefs.