Author: Winifred Quick Collins
Works Published by UNT Press
More Than a Uniform: A Navy Woman in a Navy Man's World
Published: May, 1997 Pages: 224 Features: 35 b&w photos. Index.
In 1942, four days after Congress passed a law allowing women to serve as commissioned officers in the military, Winifred Quick Collins joined the Navy. In her role as Personnel Director of the Midshipmen’s School at Smith College, she developed procedures for the classification of the 6000 women officer candidates who reported for duty during the ensuing year. She continued to help shape the Navy’s personnel policies for women during the next twenty years, working alongside such celebrated Navy leaders as Chester Nimitz, Bill Halsey, George Anderson, Arleigh Burke, and Hyman Rickover. more... about More Than a Uniform: A Navy Woman in a Navy Man's World