By Gail Harris
Whilst Gail Harris was once assigned via the U.S. army to a strive against intelligence task in 1973, she grew to become the 1st African American lady 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 specified adventure and point of view as she accomplished the complicated activity of delivering intelligence help to army operations whereas additionally combating the established order, workplace bullies, and politics.
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The N2 was very kind to me during the meeting. I gained a valuable insight into intelligence politics during the meeting, as the N2 and my boss discussed the professional performance of the junior intelligence officers assigned to the various aviation squadrons operating in the 7th Fleet area. Apparently one young officer wasn’t living up to his potential because he was spending too PERSISTENCE—THE KEY TO SUCCESS 37 much time drinking and chasing women. I made a mental note to remember how important this seemed to senior officers.
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Usually they’d react with laughter, and the gender crisis was over. WOMAN ON THE DECK Life as the first woman officer in this environment posed many other unique challenges. For instance, my squadron was located in a huge blimp hangar that now housed four squadrons but boasted of only one ladies’ room, which was of course located on the other side of the building from our offices. ” I’d take my chances and go in. Every once in a while I’d take the long hike over 20 CHAPTER 2 to the woman’s room and grab a nap on the couch, announcing as I returned to work how I just had to lie down and rest after that long, long walk.