1980 May 28

First Women Graduate From West Point


Women were admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on July 7, 1976. On this day, the first women graduated from the Academy.

The Pentagon removed another sex discrimination barrier on January 24, 2013 when it reversed its traditional policy and allowed women to serve in combat.

Learn more from a graduate of the Academy: http://www.womensmemorial.org/H&C/Oral_History/oralhistoryhlALLISON.html

Learn more: Lance Janda, Stronger Than Custom: West Point and the Admission of Women (2002)

Learn more: Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel Greenlee, A Few Good Women: America’s Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010)

Visit the U.S. Army Women’s Museum: http://www.awm.lee.army.mil/

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