Herald Jefferson, Iowa
jTO CONTINUE WAC RECRUITING DRIVE THRtWGHOUT IOWA
Governor VBdurke p. Hicken-looper, at Ahe/request of General Oeorge C. Maifchall, qhlef of staff, today issued a call tt> the chairmen of the civilian ^AC recruiting committees in each Iowa county' to keep their organizations functioning until Iowa meets its WAC quotas. Chairman in this county is Mrs. O. G. Clause.
In a statement earlier in the' week. Governor Hickenlooper stated that although WAC recruiting in Iowa had shown some improvement, the anticipated number of women joining had not been up to expectations.
Major Floyd R. Miller, commanding officer of army recruiting in lor/a, also announced that enlistment opportunities in the Women's Army Corps have now enlarged to include all components of the army, and the drive has been extended until quotas are met in Iowa.
"Effective at once," Major Miller stated, "women may now Join the Women's Army Corps for specific job assignment to the army ground forces and army service forces, as well as the army air forces."
This enlarged program opens up new opportunities for women in the army, in that they may now be assured of an initial assignment, after completion of basic training, to the specific occupational fields selected, within the component of the army in which they wish to serve, namely army ground forces, service forces or air forces. Furthermore, in the case of those who may be interested in duty with the army service forces, and who wish assignment within the geographic limits of the service command in which enlisted, such area assignment can be made. Iowa, for instance. Is in the seventh service command, which comprises the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas. Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Nebraska.
In order to qualify under this special assignment plan, each recruit must have had at least the training or experience of the civilian occupation necessary to meet the requirements of the army job to which she wishes assignment.
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