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Ruth Erno

Cmdr. Ruth Erno joined the WAVES as a commissioned officer in 1944, and served on active duty until 1955. Continuing her work for the Navy as a civilian, she completed 4 decades of naval service, including two tours at the Pentagon. She received the Secretary of the Navy Cost Reduction Award in 1972 and the Defense Management Improvement Award in both 1971 and 1972. In 1983, she established the Navy Women’s National Convention Association and worked and raised funds for the Navy Memorial and for Women in the Military Services of America.

Last Updated: 30 March 2023



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