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Mary Louise Rasmuson, Women's Army Corps commandant and advocate for women's military service, served in the Army from 1942 to 1962, and was a member of the first Women's Army Corps, or WAC, class. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed her as the fifth commandant of the WAC in 1957, and she was subsequently reappointed to that position by President John F. Kennedy.
Women's Army Corps (WAC) - which Congress made a bona fide part of the Army of the United States for the duration of the WWII plus six months. Unlike their counterparts in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, WACs could be stationed anywhere, including behind the lines in the battlefield ~