Volunteering for service in 1942, Westray Battle Boyce Long earned the rank of Colonel before becoming director of the Women’s Army Corps in 1945. She retired from the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1947 having won the Legion of Merit and the War Department General Staff Badge. Col. Long was the first woman to receive the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster. During her military service, she was the highest ranking woman in the military. Following retirement, Colonel Long spent 25 years in the United States Army Officers Reserve Corps. She died in 1972.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2005