Today is International Women's
achievements throughout history.
1942: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first director of the WAAC and Women's
Army Corps and the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
Hobby became the first woman sworn into the Women's
Army Corps, July 5, 1943. From 1942 to 1945, Hobby served as director of the Women's
Army Corps, and as a result of the success she achieved in this position, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. On April 11, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower named her head of the Federal Security Agency, and later that year, she was elevated to a cabinet position in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as its first secretary - a position she held until 1955.
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