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Release No: 031-95
January 24, 1995


Secretary of Defense William J. Perry has announced the selection of members for the 1995 Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).

DACOWITS is composed of civilian women and men throughout the United States who are prominent in the professions, industry and public service. Members are appointed for a three-year term, and serve without compensation. Each member serves as an individual and not as an official representative of any group or organization.

The committee was founded in 1951 by Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall during the Korean War to assist DOD in the recruitment and retention of military service women. During the ensuing 44 years, the committee has provided advice to the Secretary of Defense on policies relating to the effective use of women in the Services.

The new committee members will begin their tenure with DACOWITS at the 1995 Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. this April.

The 1995 appointees are:

Name Residence

Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, (USA Retired) Mason Neck, Va.

Sister M. Therese Antone Newport, R.I.

Ms. Joyce Aschenbrenner Boulder, Colo.

Ms. Judith Bagley Austin, Texas

Mr. Sherman Banks Little Rock, Ark.

Ms. Gail Bray Boise, Idaho DACOWITS Committee (Continued)

Dr. Elaine Charlson Columbia, Mo.

Ms. Lily Chen Glendale, Calif.

Ms. Jill Docking Wichita, Kan.

Ms. Leona Ford Monroe, La.

Judge Susan Graber Salem, Ore.

Ms. Roberta Greene Spokane, Wash.

Dr. Sue Guenter-Schlesinger Logan, Utah

Rev. Dr. Patricia Hanen Tiffin, Ohio

Ms. Carol Maiki Black Hawk, S.D.

Dr. Judith Youngman New London, Conn.

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