|Vivian C. Bragg|
Women Recruits Choose Training in Army Air Force
It has recently been announced that WACs assigned to the Army Air Forces will get the same technical training as men. Women chosen for the courses will go to Chanute Field, IL or Lowry Field, CO. Women must be recommended by their station commanding officers. This recommendation will be based upon experience, previous training, demonstrated ability, and tests.
Praise from Major Giles
Air WACs from Eau Claire
|Promoted to Second Officer in WAACs|
|CAMP RUSTON, LA April 15-- WAAC Officer Vivian C.
Bragg of Eau Claire, WI today wears the silver bars of Second Officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,
a rank comparable to First Lieutenant in the Army. News of her promotion was telephoned
April 14 from WAAC Headquarters in Washingon, DC to Camp Ruston, LA,
where she is Assistant Regimental Adjutant at Branch A of Fifth
WAAC Training Center.
Second Officer Bragg is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Bragg of 603 Summit Avenue, Eau Claire.
A member of the second class to enter Officer Candidate School directly from civilian life, Second Officer Bragg began her training in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps on August 3, 1942. Commissioned a Third Officer on September 12, she was assigned as a company officer until October 1, when she was appointed to First Officer Candidate School faculty to teach Company Administration and Supply at First WAAC Training Center, Fort Des Moines, IA.
Prior to her enrollment in the WAAC, she taught English in the Wisconsin high schools for four years.
Second Officer Bragg received her BSE from Eau Claire State Teachers College and attended the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. She had almost completed the work necessary for the MA degree, when she interrupted the course to enroll in the WAAC. While at college, she was elected to membership in Amphictyon and Delta Phi Lambda, both honorary writing societies.
She was transferred last month from First WAAC Training Center to Camp Ruston.