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Navy Boot Camp Book 1953 Waves Company 125 The Ship's Bell

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Ship's Bell" 1953 Waves Company 125.

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Ship's Bell" 1953 Waves Company 125. GGA Image ID # 13f1e82fdc

Roster for Recruit Waves Company 125 for 1953, United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. Waves Company Commander: A. M. Deleo, YNC. 46 Women Graduated 3 August 1953.

Waves Company 53-125 Organization and Schedule

  • Organization: 31ST BATTALION, 3RD REGIMENT
  • Commenced Training: 5 June 1953
  • Completed Training: 3 August 1953

Waves Company 53-125 Leadership

  • Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel For Women: CAPTAIN JOY BRIGHT HANCOCK, U. S. NAVY
  • Officer-in-Charge Recruit Training for Women in the Navy: LT. COMMANDER JEAN M. STEWART, U. S. N.
  • Waves Company Commander: A. M. Deleo, YNC

Waves Company 53-125 Recruit Roster

  1. Mary E. Balyeat
  2. Nanette R. Barker
  3. Cecile Y. Bell
  4. Mary E. Bibb
  5. Mabel I. Bostick
  6. Barbara J. Bownan
  7. Kathryn S. Buckwalter
  8. Peggy J. Cole
  9. Doris M. Ellsworth
  10. Mildred A. Fisher
  11. Janet Marie S. Fletcher
  12. Angelina Gambacorta
  13. Margaret C. Gracey
  14. Mary Jane R. Hall
  15. Martha A. Harris
  16. Anna T. Harsche
  17. Sylvia P. Hippensteel
  18. Frankie J. Holcomb
  19. Alice F. Jacobs
  20. Mazie A. Johnson
  21. Joyce A. King
  22. Diane V. MacGregor
  23. Frances M. Martin
  24. Exie E. McPherson
  25. Janet E. Mull
  26. Mary L Mullis
  27. Lorraine D. Navin
  28. Sherlee A. Otto
  29. Wilma R. Radtke
  30. Mary A. Richardson
  31. Theresa Rivera
  32. Eleanor J. Schmidt
  33. Elsie M. Schrader
  34. May P. Scott
  35. Helen R. Shockley
  36. Claire A. Skinner
  37. Joan P. St. Cyr
  38. Betty G. Walker
  39. Eloise D. Warren
  40. Ellen H. Whatley
  41. Billie J. Wommack
  42. Nina L Yarbrough
  43. Ruth M. Bowers
  44. Betty L Sanders
  45. T. A. Ivey
  46. Bonnie Jean Mulligan

Navy Boot Camp Recruit Photos - Waves Company 53-125

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Command Leadership, Page 1.

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Command Leadership, Page 1. GGA Image ID # 13f1fc4504

CAPTAIN JOY BRIGHT HANCOCK, U. S. NAVY
Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel For Women

CAPTAIN JOY BRIGHT HANCOCK, U.S.N., first served as a Yeoman (F), First Class, U.S. Naval Reserve Force at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation yards at Camden, New Jersey, and later as Chief Yeoman (F), she was attached to the U.S. Naval Air Station at Cape May, New Jersey. She was mustered out of the service in September, 1919.

On October 24, 1942, Captain Hancock became Women's Reserve Representative for the Bureau of Aeronautics and for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air. She was transferred to duty on February 25, 1946, as Assistant Director (Plans) of the Women's Reserve, and on July 26, 1946, she assumed duty as Director of the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Navy, in the rank of Captain.

On October 15, 1948, Captain Hancock was one of the eight women sworn into the regular Navy of the United States, under the Women's Armed Service Integration Act of 1948. She was assigned duty as an Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, in the temporary rank of Captain, and is serving as an Advisor to the Chief of Naval Personnel on women's affairs. On 17 May 1951 her title was officially designated as Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women.

In addition to the Commendation Ribbon, Captain Hancock has the Victory Medal, for service during World War I, and is entitled to the American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

LT. COMMANDER JEAN M. STEWART, U. S. N.
Offïcer-in-Charge Recruit Training for Women in the Navy

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JEAN M. STEWART, U.S.N., L- reported to the Recruit Training Command for duty as Officer-in-Charge of Recruit Training (W) in December 1952. Just prior to assuming her present duties, Miss Stewart was Assistant for Women and Assistant Personnel Officer on the staff of the Chief of Naval Air Training at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

A graduate of Mills College, Oakland, California, Miss Stewart was first commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in March 1943. Her first duty was with an Advanced Base Outfitting Detachment of the Amphibious Training Command at Port Hueneme, California, where she served as Administrative Assistant until April 1945. This assignment was followed by duty, also in administration, on the staff of the Commander, Western Sea Frontier with headquarters in San Francisco, California.

In August 1946 she was transferred to Washington, D. C., where her assignments included duty in the Office of Naval Material, the Bureau of Aeronautics, the Air Transport Section of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and on the staff of the Commander, Fleet Logistic Air Wings, as Assistant Air Traffic Coordinator.

In recognition of her services during World War II, Miss Stewart was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Recruits, Page 2.

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Recruits, Page 2. GGA Image ID # 13f261cff0

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Recruits, Page 3.

Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Recruits, Page 3. GGA Image ID # 13f3156392

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