The Promotion


WAVES Director Mildred McAfee is promoted to Captain, November 13, 1943. She’s being congratulated by Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, Chief of the Navy Bureau of Personnel.

McAfee was the first Director of the Women’s Reserve. She took command on August 3, 1942.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

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