Female drill sergeant hat changes lives

In February 1972, six Woman Army Corps noncommissioned officers from Fort McClellan, Ala., enrolled in the Drill Sergeant Program at Fort Jackson, S.C. Upon graduation, they were authorized to wear the newly designed female drill sergeant hat that was designed by Brig. Gen. Mildred C. Bailey. The design was taken from the Australian Bush Hat and was originally beige. The color changed to green in 1983 and remains in effect today. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)

In February 1972, six Woman Army Corps noncommissioned officers from Fort McClellan, Ala., enrolled in the Drill Sergeant Program at Fort Jackson, S.C. Upon graduation, they were authorized to wear the newly designed female drill sergeant hat that was designed by Brig. Gen. Mildred C. Bailey. The design was taken from the Australian Bush Hat and was originally beige. The color changed to green in 1983 and remains in effect today. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)

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