LCDR Dorothy Stratton, SPARS Director

LCDR Dorothy Stratton, SPARS Director

LCDR (later CAPT) Dorothy Stratton in service dress whites, 1943. She served as director of the Coast Guard SPARs from 1942 until January 1946, and is credited with giving the women’s reserve program it’s name – created from the Coast Guard motto, Semper Paratus, and its English translation, Always Ready.

Photo size: 800 × 1150
Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard
Usage: Public Domain

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