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Loretta Walsh: First Woman to Enlist in the U.S. Navy - The Navy Yard Blog
Today, there are more than 62,000 women serving in the U.S. Navy. On March 17, 1917, Loretta Perfectus Walsh was the women that started it all — she was the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Navy, the first woman to reach the rank of Chief Petty Officer, and the first woman to serve in a …