Women's Army Corps

A component of the Army, organized and maintained for the purpose of making available to the service women volunteers, trained in noncombat occupational skills.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Women's Army Corps — (WAC) military unit formed in the United States during WWII to give women the opportunity to serve the war effort in non combat positions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Women's Army Corps —       U.S. Army unit created during World War II to enable women to serve in noncombat positions. Never before had women, with the exception of nurses, served within the ranks of the U.S. Army. With the establishment of the WACs, more than… …   Universalium

  • Women's Army Corps — WAC Air Controller de Dan V. Smith, 1943. Le Women’s Army Corps (WAC) était la branche féminine de l armée américaine pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Créée à l origine comme une unité auxiliaire, le Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Women’s Army Corps — (WACS)    Originally formed in 1942 as the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943 WACS was established as a part of the regular army. Almost 140,000 women served in WACS during World War II in a variety of noncombatant roles …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Women's Army Corps — noun an army corps that was organized in World War II but is no longer a separate branch of the United States Army • Syn: ↑WAC • Hypernyms: ↑corps, ↑army corps …   Useful english dictionary

  • Women’s Army Corps — ➡ Wac. * * * …   Universalium

  • Women's Army Corps (United States Army) — The Women s Army Corps (WAC) was the women s branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Women's Army Corps Service Medal — Infobox Military Award name=Women’s Army Corps Service Medal caption=WAAC Medal awarded by=United States Army type=Medal eligibility= status=Obsolete first award= last award= total= posthumous= recipients= individual= higher= same= caption2=The… …   Wikipedia

  • Women's Army Corps (WAC) — U.S. Army unit. It was established (as the Women s Auxiliary Army Corps) by Congress to enlist women for auxiliary noncombat duty in World War II. Its first head was Oveta C. Hobby. By 1945 nearly 150,000 women had served. Women relieved… …   Universalium

  • Women's Army Corps (WAC) — (inglés: Cuerpo femenino del ejército) Unidad del ejército estadounidense. Fue creado por el congreso como Cuerpo auxiliar femenino del ejército, con el fin de reclutar a mujeres para servicios auxiliares no bélicos en la segunda guerra mundial.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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