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The Resource Girl at sea : a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships, Joanna Sprtel Walters

Girl at sea : a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships, Joanna Sprtel Walters

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Girl at sea : a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships
Title
Girl at sea
Title remainder
a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships
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Joanna Sprtel Walters
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Language
eng
Summary
A Naval officer's memoir about finding one's voice. Women have bravely served in the U.S. Navy for nearly a century, but they have only been allowed to serve in combat roles for the last twenty-five years. When the combat exclusion law was lifted in 1993, women in the Navy soon had a new range of opportunities available to them. The repeal of the law finally gave women the chance to serve on combatant ships for the first time. Among the first women to step onto these warships as a new crewmember was Joanna Sprtel Walters. In her memoir Girl at Sea, she shares her story beginning with training at the US Naval Academy through her service in the fleet aboard combatant warships. As a member of the class of 1994, she was among the first group of women out of the Academy to have selected warfare specialties. This real-life account sheds light on a ground-breaking time in our country's history as gender barriers continue to be torn down within all divisions of our Armed Forces. Walters's story will resonate with anyone who has ever had to bump their head against a glass ceiling and then fight their way through it. Her story covers difficult topics such as a sexual assault and extortion case at the end of her time at the Academy; struggling to prove herself on a ship where men felt women were invading their spaces; earning the hard-fought respect of her first division; recovering from the career suicide of engaging in a forbidden relationship; fighting to stay in the Navy and then thriving in the most difficult of environments; and her eventual blossoming into a strong Division Officer with an MBA under her belt. Through her successes and failures, Walter's hopes to inspire others to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of and find their own inner strength
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Biography type
autobiography
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TEFOD
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Walters, Joanna Sprtel
Dewey number
359.0092
Index
no index present
LC call number
V63.W358
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Walters, Joanna Sprtel
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Armed Forces
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Girl at sea : a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships, Joanna Sprtel Walters
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multicolored
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Contents
Intro; Halftitle; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; US Naval Academy or Bust; Berwyn; Swimming History; Plebe Year; Youngster Year; 2/c Year; First Class Year; June Week; Surface Warfare School (SWOS); USS Paul F. Foster; Earning â#x80;#x9C;Teflon Womanâ#x80;#x9D;; La Moure County; UNITAS 1998; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes
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921997002
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1 online resource
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online
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9781510701625
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computer
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)921997002
Label
Girl at sea : a story of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve on US warships, Joanna Sprtel Walters
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Halftitle; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; US Naval Academy or Bust; Berwyn; Swimming History; Plebe Year; Youngster Year; 2/c Year; First Class Year; June Week; Surface Warfare School (SWOS); USS Paul F. Foster; Earning â#x80;#x9C;Teflon Womanâ#x80;#x9D;; La Moure County; UNITAS 1998; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes
Control code
921997002
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781510701625
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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8f168849-bf76-4efd-9204-707e28359e92
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)921997002

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