Asked in Vietnam War
What role did American women have in the Vietnam War?
April 03, 2013 5:12PM
Mostly nurses, all volunteers, and part of the WACs, WAFs, and
WAVES. Those latter units were disbanded in 1975 at war's end, and
the new all volunteer equal-opportunity military took their
As women are historically prohibited from combat, they served in various non-combat roles, including doctors, nurses, mechanics, training officers, transport pilots (non-war zone) and numerous administrative positions in both military and government positions.