4-308 Statement for the Women’s Army Corps Recruiting Campaign, March 21, 1944

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: March 21, 1944

Subject: World War II

Statement for the Women’s Army Corps Recruiting Campaign

[March 21, 1944] [Washington, D.C.]

It is important that the general public understand the Army’s urgent need for women to enable the military effort to go forward according to the schedule of operations in prospect. As the Army sends more and more trained men to front line duty, we have to depend more and more upon women to take their places.

The Womens Army Corps is an integral part of the Army. Not only are there many jobs that women do as efficiently as men, but there are also jobs that women can do better than men.

Aside from urgent family obligations, enlistment in the military services takes precedence over any other responsibility. I am confident that American women will answer this call to duty.1

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed draft.

1. See Marshall Memorandum on Women’s Army Corps, April 6, 1944, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #4-336 [4: 390-91].

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 360-361.

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