Women in the U.S. Coast Guard 

Information on the History of Women in the Coast Guard
and Its Predecessor Services

The all-female crew of a Yerba Buena Island 41-footer

The all-female crew of a Yerba Buena Island 41-footer; left to right: BM1 Jane Piereth, BM3 Gail Wheeler, MK1 Esther Lieberman, BM1 Becky Post, BM3 Adele Fiorillo; April, 1989.  Photo by PA1 Ron Cabral


Overviews, Articles & Chronologies:

SPARS: The Coast Guard Women's ReserveA photo of a Coast Guard SPAR uniform.:

Historic Documents, Reports & Studies:


Notable Coast Guard Women:

Deborah Atkin, USCG
Maria Bray, USLHS
Jody A. Breckenridge, USCG
Sally Brice-O'Hara, USCG
Diane Bucci, USCG
Abbie Burgess (Grant), USLHS
Cynthia A. Coogan, USCG
Vivien Crea, USCG
Marlene DeTienne, USCG
Pearl E. Faurie, USCGR (W)
Florence Ebersole Finch (Smith) USCGR (W)
Elizebeth Smith Friedman (Treasury Department, USCG)
Holly Harrison, USCG
Olivia Hooker, USCGR (W)
Beverly G. Kelley, USCG
Eleanor C. L'Ecuyer, USCGR
Mary E. Landry, USCG
Kelly (Mogk) Larson, USCG
Ida Lewis, USLHS
Barbara Mabrity, USLHS
Thomasania Montegomery, USCG
Edith Munro, USCGR (W)
Fanny May Salter, USCG
Mary Alice "Mike" Shaffer, USCGR
Patricia Stolle, USCG
Sandra Stosz, USCG
Barbara Sutton, USCGR
Dorothy C. Stratton, USCGR (W)
Cari B. Thomas, USCG
Katherine Walker, USLHS

Oral Histories & Other First-Person Accounts:

A SPARs recruiting poster from World War II


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