"Hospital Apprentices second class Ruth C. Isaacs, Katherine Horton and Inez Patterson (left to right) are the first Negro WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD." 2 March (US National Archives)
Black HERstory: Colonel Ruth Alice Lucas (November 1920 – March the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force.
Marcia Carol Martin Anderson (née Mahan) became in 2011 the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the United States Army She was born 1958 in Beloit, Wisconsin, and finished school in East St.
Somewhere in England, Maj. Charity E. Adams…and Capt. Abbie N. Campbell…inspect the first contingent of Negro members of the Women’s Army Corps assigned to overseas service, February 1945 (National Archives, Record Group ARC