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Carol Louise Pollack Collection

Identifier: WV 0562


  • 2014 April 18

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Captain Carol Louise Pollack (b. 1939) served in administration in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1976. Carol Louise Pollack was born 10 October 1939 in Mankato, Minnesota. When she was six years old, her family moved to Houston, Texas. In 1959, a year after graduating from high school, Pollack began attending Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas, where she earned degrees in art and secondary education.

In 1964, Pollack joined the United States Marine Corps. She attended Officer Candidates School (OCS) and The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. Pollack's first duty station was United States Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, California, where her assignments were Training Aid Officer, General Education Development Officer, and Top Secret Material Control Officer.

After three years, Pollack was transferred to United States Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, where, again, she worked as Training Aid Officer. Pollack was also in charge of the link trainers, or flight simulators, coordinating scheduling. Pollack was later stationed at United States Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on the island of O'ahu, where she worked for two years as Top Secret Material Control Officer. She also acted as an Awards Officer, making sure combat veterans received their appropriate decorations.

Pollack's final duty station was United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina where she worked as company commander of a female Marines company. In 1977, after thirteen years of service, Pollack was required to leave the United States Marine Corps because she had not made field grade, or rank of major. This was during an era where there were very few officer slots available for women. She went on to work for the United States Housing and Urban Development Department in Fort Worth, Texas.


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