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Author Harris, Gail, 1949-
Title A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer / Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin.
Imprint Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Author Harris, Gail, 1949-
Series Scarecrow professional intelligence education series ; 10
Scarecrow professional intelligence education ; 10.
Subject Harris, Gail, 1949-
Harris, Gail, 1949- -- Travel.
United States. Navy -- Intelligence specialists -- Biography.
United States. Navy -- African Americans -- Biography.
United States. Navy -- Women -- Biography.
Women intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Military intelligence -- United States.
Alt Name McLaughlin, Pam (Pamela J.)
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Editor's foreword / Jan Goldman -- Introduction: We're all battling someone or something -- In the beginning-- a dream -- First assignment : a magnificent obsession -- Persistence : the key to success -- Faith -- So I'm fat-- at least my uniform fits : my personal battle of the bulge -- You're going to lose a few battles-- focus on winning the war -- Living in foreign lands : stuff they don't tell you in the travel books -- What if you're the problem? -- The importance of mentors -- Is being single the worst thing that can happen to you? -- Bloom where you're planted, or, How I became an Iraqi expert -- The forgotten Iraq War, 1991-2003 -- Rivers in the desert -- Cyber warfare : a new form of terror -- Conclusion: Reflections of a retired Black woman.
Summary When Gail Harris was assigned by the U.S. Navy to a combat intelligence job in 1973, she became the first African American female to hold such a position. Her 28-year career included hands on leadership in the intelligence community during every major conflict from the Cold War to Desert Storm to Kosovo, and most recently at the forefront of one of the Department of Defense's newest challenges: Cyber Warfare. At her retirement, she was the highest ranking African American female in the Navy. A Woman'sWar: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy's First African American Female Intell.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780810871007 (eBook)
0810871009 (eBook)
0810871009 (electronic bk.)
9780810871007 (electronic bk.)
9780810867932 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 647927789
Additional Format Print version: Harris, Gail, 1949- Woman's war. Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010 (DLC) 2009032126

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