"Today, the armed forces of virtually all nations have women in them. Women have served in and with the US armed forces since the founding of our nation; however, it has only been since the 1970s that issues concerning women in the military have been seriously and systematically" studied by researchers...
Women and Trauma, Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives
"In the early 1990s, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) began a series of initiatives regarding the increasing numbers of women who had experienced violence and trauma, frequently beginning in childhood, who were seeking services from public mental health and substance abuse programs..."
"The entire issue of women's service to the nation needs to be reexamined with an eye toward replacing out-of-date rules and laws that were applicable to a completely different type of combat and responded to a very different public opinion toward combat service."
Sharing the Burden: Women in Cryptology During World War II
"Cryptography was one of the most vital of these "sit-down" jobs. The Army and Navy had sizeable cryptographic offices...only those women meeting higher qualifications were admitted to cryptologic work."
There From the Beginning: Women in the US Air Force
From the Secretary of the Navy in August 1917, "In my opinion the importance of the part which our American women play in the successful prosecution of the war cannot be overestimated....Dramatic changes in the status of American women were to result from the wide-spread employment of women in U.S. industry."
Free a Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II
"Discusses how women Marines served in noncombat billets during World War 2. The title "Free a Marine to Fight" means that women Marines served in noncombat jobs so that male Marines could fight in battles....with the Marines first beginning to recruit women after the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942."
"The Army did not always understand the WAC-its needs and temperament, and the many other things that man, being the son of woman, should have known but did not, much to his continued embarrassment." -Orlando Ward, Maj. Gen. USA, Chief of Military History, January 1953