Agnes Meyer Driscoll and the WAVES of WWII

The little known story of the women who worked a highly skilled job 

Gabe Feltman

Word Count: 1079

Junior Division

 ​​​​​​​During WWII there was an opportunity for women to join the Navy. This was a unique opportunity for them. At this time in the world, any able-bodied man was taken and drafted into the Army. There was a need for people to do the jobs that were stopped when the men had to go away. This lead to the Navy starting the WAVES program (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). This was one of the first steps for women to be common place in the armed forces.

Here are some of the extras that women who joined the WAVES and supported our country during WWII were entitled to.

This is a page from a brochure that showed the qualification for a woman officer in the WAVES program. ​​​​​​​