Rita Lenihan

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According to Wikipedia, Captain Rita Lenihan was an officer in the United States Navy. She served as Director of the WAVES and Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women from 1966 to 1970. Early life Lenihan was born in Monroe, New York in 1914. She studied at the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey where she majored in Latin. This knowledge would be used by her to devise the motto for the WAVES: Honoris Est Nobis Navare Navales, which translates from Latin as It is an honor for us to serve the fleet. She then attended the Graduate School of Columbia University where she studied classics.

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