By Gail Harris
While Gail Harris used to be assigned by way of the U.S. army to a wrestle intelligence activity in 1973, she turned the 1st African American girl to carry the sort of place. Harris's memoir, A Woman's battle, follows her 28-year occupation as a naval intelligence officer, sharing her special event and point of view as she accomplished the complicated job of offering intelligence aid to army operations whereas additionally struggling with the established order, workplace bullies, and politics.
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You then left work, went home, and came back at eleven that evening to work until seven the next morning. After that second all-night watch, you went home and had to come back to work at three in the afternoon that same day and work from three until eleven in the evening, another double back. The next day you worked another watch from three in the afternoon until eleven in the evening. You then supposedly got eighty hours off. The reality was that the watch officers only had two full days off because on the third day you were expected to spend some time at work catching up on the world events that had happened on your days off.
An excellent new resource on the subject written by Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg called The Admiral’s Advantage came out in 2005. I wish it had been around back in the 1970s when I needed it. In their book, Ford and Rosenberg state, “Numerous historical accounts . . attest to the vital role that intelligence played in making possible the Allies’ overwhelming victory in 1945. For example, General Thomas Handy reportedly believed that Allied intelligence triumphs shortened the war in Europe by at least a year, and General Dwight Eisenhower estimated that it saved thousands of British and American lives.
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