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The Navy Reserve, established March 3, 1915, has reached several milestones in its 102-year history. Here are just a few:

 

1916

The Naval Reserve Flying Corps was established.

 

1917

Chief Yeoman Loretta P. Walsh, USNRF, became the first woman to enlist in the Navy Reserve.

 

1926

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps was established with units at six colleges: Harvard, Yale, University of Washington, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University.

 

1944

Known as the “Golden 13,” the first group of African American enlisted men completed officer training in the Naval Reserve.

 

1945

The number of women serving in the Navy Reserve by the end of World War II totaled 91,000.

 

1989

George H.W. Bush became the sixth U.S. president who served in the Navy Reserve. The others were John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter.

 

2017

Currently, the NROTC program is available at over 160 colleges and universities.

 

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