Evening Tribune Des Moines. Iowa
Widen Choice For^WACs
Maj. FlojfcLJ?. Idillerf commanding officer of atmy iftcruiting in Iowa, announced Thursday that enlistment opportunities in the women's army corps have been enlarged to include all components of the army.
The major's announcement coincided with extension of the Iowa WAC recruiting drive, which was to have ended
Wednesday but now will go on until the 1.500 quota for Iowa has been met.
"Effective immediately," Major Miller said, "women may join the WAC for specific job assignment to the army ground forces, army service forces or army air forces. Opportunity.
"This enlarged program opens up new opportunities for women in the army in that they now may be assured of an initial assignment, after completion of basic training, to the specific occupational fields within the component
of the army in which they wish to serve." Major Miller said.
Major Miller also said that arrangements have now been , made whereby WACs. who wish ! sueh assignments, can be assigned to the specific service l command within which they enlisted.
Iowans. for instance, could ask and receive assignments to posts in any of the following states comprising the seventh service command: Colorado, Wyoming. Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Nebraska.
The only limitation on these spe-
iTHUKS.. DEC 9, 1943
cific area assignments. Major Miller said, is that the recruit must I have had at least the training orj experience M the civilian occupation necessary to meet the re-| quirements of the army job to-which she wishes assignment.
Gov. Bourke B. Hickenlooper' Thursday wrote all county civilian WAC recruiting committees ask-; ing them to keep up their recruitJ ing drives until the entire Iowsj quota has-been filled.
Waste paper Is valuable to the war effort.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This digital image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
1 clipping : b&w ; 19 x 6 cm.
Master image scanned with Ricoh Aficio MP C3000 as a JPEG at 600 ppi.