Who was the first woman to officially enlist in the Marine Corps?
Answer: Opha May Johnson
99 years (and one day) ago, Opha May Johnson, became the first woman to officially enlist in the Marine Corps. Per the post below from the official marine Instagram account "Opha first enlisted in 1918. Since then female Marines have played a significant role in accomplishing the Corps' mission. When the Women's Armed Services Integration Act was passed in 1948, women were given a permanent seat within the Marine Corps."