When Jeanne Pace graduated from Lakes High School in Tacoma, Wash., in 1972, a recruiter approached her, offering a quick option to enroll in college, honor a minimal commitment, and then exit the military within three years.

Little did they both know, while signing this initial enlistment contract, that Pace would go on to become the longest serving female warrant officer, last member serving of the 14th Women’s Army Corps Band, and be among the longest tenured female soldiers on active duty.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.