British Army recruitment poster, 1917. 'Your Chums are Fighting. Why aren't You?' Silhouette of soldiers, bayonets drawn, advancing into battle. / Universal History Archive/UIG / The Bridgeman Art Library
The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, a prominent society woman in Texas.