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Twin sisters Genevieve and Lucille Baker of the Naval Coastal
Defense Reserve become the first uniformed women to serve in the
The first five African-American females enter the SPARs
(Semper Paratus Always Ready Women’s Reserve):
Master Chief Yeoman Jack Kerwin becomes
the first Coast Guard E-9.
Alex P. Haley retires as Chief Journalist after serving in World
War II and Korea
Master Chief Yeoman Pearl Faurie becomes the first SPAR E9
BMCM Charles L. Calhoun was instated as the
First Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (E-10).
The first women’s Reserve Enlisted Basic Indoctrination
classes are established.
Legislation ends Women’s Reserve
4 Women are integrated into active duty and Coast Guard Reserve.
4 Women are admitted to Officer Candidate School for the first time.
4 Combat exclusion for women ends.
4 The first SPAR to be sworn into the regular Coast Guard is Alice
Who was the first SPAR to be sworn into the regular CG?
All officer career fields and enlisted ratings are open to women.
Enlisted women are assigned to isolated units.
The first CPOA class?
Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Donald H. Horsley, USCG
The first enlisted woman is assigned to Officer-in-Charge afloat
First enlisted woman assigned to OIC afloat billet?
The first enlisted woman is assigned as Officer-in-Charge
First enlisted woman assigned as OIC ashore?
The first Hispanic American female is advanced to E-7
FIrst Hispanic American female advanced to E-7?