Mary Agnes Hallaren (May 4, 1907 – February 13, 2005) was an American soldier, the director of the Women’s Army Corps at the time that it became a part of the United States Army. As the director of the WAC, she was the first woman to officially join the U.S. Army. She also commanded the first women’s battalion to go overseas, and by 1945 commanded all WAC personnel in the European theater.
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