Women's US Army Service uniform worn by Brigadier General Hazel Johnson-Brown

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Created by
Sugarman Uniforms, American
Manufactured by
Force Manufacturing Company, American
Created by
Custom Hat Corporation, American
Manufactured by
Sam Bonk Uniform and Civilian Cap Company, American, founded 1963
Worn by
Brig. Gen. Johnson-Brown, Hazel, American, 1927 - 2011
Medium
Jacket: polyester with metal buttons and pins
Skirt: polyester with metal zipper and plastic buttons
Blouse: cotton and polyester with plastic buttons and Velcro (TM)
Beret: wool and metal
Hat: wool, polyester, plastic, and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (.1-.3 On form): 46 1/2 × 22 × 14 1/2 in. (118.1 × 55.9 × 36.8 cm)
Type
dress uniforms
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1980
Description
Military dress uniform comprised of a jacket with service ribbons and insignia (.1a-f), a skirt (.2), a blouse with insignia (.3a-d), a beret with insignia (.4ab), and a hat with insignia (.5abc). The uniform was worn by Brigadier General Hazel Johnson-Brown, the first African American woman to achieve that rank and the first African American to serve as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alice Calberb F. Royal
Object number
2011.146.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture