Park University’s Women’s History Month Lecture to Focus on Women in the Military

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Dr. Janet ValentineIn celebration of Women’s History Month, the Department of History at Park University will host a guest lecturer on the topic of “Women in the Military: Four Milestones,”  on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Janet Valentine, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Military History at the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., will focus on four achievements in integrating women into the U.S. military, including their role in World War II, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, the shift to an All-Volunteer Force and the lifting of combat restrictions for women.
 
As co-author of American Military History and a former editorial board member for the Journal of Military History, Valentine is well-respected and sought after for her knowledge in the field. She has worked for the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Air National Guard History Office and the Joint History Office. Valentine earned her doctorate from the University of Alabama, and has focused her research on the Korean War, and the intersection of citizenship and military obligation.
 
For information regarding the event, contact Debra Sheffer, Ph.D., professor of history at Park University, at debra.sheffer@park.edu  or (816) 584-6391.