Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 -. Records Relating to the Commemoration of the Year of the Women Marines, and to Subsequent Women Marine Activities, 1/1968 - 4/1972. Book I - Vol. II Table of Contents
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Streeter, Ruth Cheney, 1895-1990
Ruth Cheney Streeter (October 2, 1895 – September 30, 1990) was the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR). In 1943, she became the first woman to attain the rank of major in the United States Marine Corps when she was commissioned as a major on January 29, 1943. She retired in 1945 as a lieutenant colonel. When Colonel Streeter left the Marine Corps in December, 1945, General A.A. Vandegrift then Commandant of the Marine Corps, wrote her a commendatory lett...