By Gail Harris
Whilst Gail Harris was once assigned by means of the U.S. army to a wrestle intelligence activity in 1973, she turned the 1st African American lady to carry this kind of place. Harris's memoir, A Woman's warfare, follows her 28-year profession as a naval intelligence officer, sharing her particular event and viewpoint as she accomplished the complicated activity of delivering intelligence help to army operations whereas additionally scuffling with the established order, place of work bullies, and politics.
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It turned out to be one of the toughest years of my life but also one of the most valuable as far as my career was concerned. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Since my own squadron didn’t give me any work to do, I had a lot of time on my hands. My new resolve caused me to look outside my own four walls and discover ways to improve myself. I started spending time over at the COMPATWINGPAC offices (Commander Antisubmarine Patrol Wings Pacific) just across the way from my squadron. I was still available in the unlikely event my squadron needed me, but I began to learn a great deal from the wing.
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As I’ve said, there were not many women on Adak, so you would think the guys would have been appreciative of the ones they encountered. One night a few of the guys started going on and on about how ugly some of the women were. So we came up with a plan to deal with it without putting them on report and possibly damaging their careers over it. We decided to give them a taste of their own medicine. A group of us girls sat at a table right in the middle of the Officers Club Bar, and every guy who walked by was given a grade of B+ or above based on how handsome they were.
A Woman's War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy's First African American Female Intelligence Officer by Gail Harris