Who was the first woman to officially enlist in the Marine Corps?

The first group of 71 Women Marine Officer Candidates arrived 13 March 1943 at the U.S. Midshipmen School (Women's Reserve) at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The Navy's willingness to share training facilities enabled the Marine Corps to begin training Marine Corps Women's Reserve officers just one month after the creation of the MCWR was announced.

The first group of 71 Women Marine Officer Candidates arrived 13 March 1943 at the U.S. Midshipmen School (Women's Reserve) at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The Navy's willingness to share training facilities enabled the Marine Corps to begin training Marine Corps Women's Reserve officers just one month after the creation of the MCWR was announced.

 

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." 

 
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