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Kate I. Germano Collection

Identifier: WV 0626

Content Description

This collection includes November 2016 oral history transcript; digital photographs. Germano's 2018 book Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Females Are Trained, co-written with Kelly Kennedy and published by Prometheus Books has been catalogued separately as part of the WVHP monograph reference collection.


  • 1996-2016, 2018

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Kate I. Germano (b. 1973), of El Paso, Texas, served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1996-2016.

In 2003, she deployed to Iraq as Adjutant with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Some of her other assignments included command of recruiting station San Diego, Marine aide de camp for the Secretary of the Navy, and command of 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Depot, Parris Island, SC., where she was controversially relieved of that command after a year.

Germano ended her career as a Special Projects Officer at the Washington Navy Yard.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Folder. Digitized Items.)

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processed by Victoria Hinshaw.

Kate I. Germano Collection
Victoria Hinshaw
2023 January
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US