Navy Boot Camp Book 1953 Waves Company 126 The Ship's Bell
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Ship's Bell" 1953 Waves Company 126. GGA Image ID # 13f3209ea5
Roster for Recruit Waves Company 126 for 1953, United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. Waves Company Commander: P. Muenchow, TE1. 52 Women Graduated 10 August 1953.
Waves Company 53-126 Organization and Schedule
- Organization: 32ND BATTALION, 3RD REGIMENT
- Commenced Training: 12 June 1953
- Completed Training: 10 August 1953
Waves Company 53-126 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: P. Muenchow, TE1
Waves Company 53-126 Recruit Roster
- Dolores E. Aldrich
- Jeanne M. Anderson
- Mary S. Arrant
- Bonnie F. Barnhouse
- Margaret K. Baskas
- Mary E. Bentley
- Janet R. Berthold
- Carole E. Blamire
- Etta M. Boone
- Jean B. Brunetti
- Sharon L. Bruns
- M. M. Costello
- Carol L. Devine
- Mary L Dyson
- E. J. Evanoff
- Frances T. Favia
- Helen L. Ferry
- K. J. Fitzgerald
- Palma J. Fortino
- Orpha F. Fuller
- Genevieve V. Garcia
- Jimmie O. Garner
- Ada Y. Goo
- Bernetta J. Hamann
- Patricia R. Herward
- Jacqueline F. Holak
- Alice H. Isa
- Doris M. Koeplinger
- Cynthia J. Lewis
- Donna M. Lisle
- Ollie B. Lively
- June M. Lombardo
- Gloria Lovett
- Carol A. Mattke
- Merab A. McKee
- Nancy J. McLean
- Ethel E. Meadows
- Shirley D. Odham
- Ettamay E. Patrick
- Carolyn A. Petrie
- Beverly A. Pope
- P. J. Randolph
- Julia E. Rodrigues
- Margie A. Smith
- Doris J. Stover
- Joyce L. Strange
- Thelma J. Stuner
- Margaret E. Swanson
- Barbara J. Wander
- Mynatte F. Warren
- Hilda Williams
- Louise L. Zurawski
Navy Boot Camp Recruit Photos - Waves Company 53-126
Waves Company 56-069 Bainbridge NTC Command Leadership. GGA Image ID # 13f33ad46d
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.
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