The 1st Woman US Navy and Armed Forces Gunnery Officer
The 1st Asian Woman in Naval Intelligence
The 1st Asian Woman National Security Agency Code Breaker and Section Chief
Susan graduated from San DiegoStateUniversity in 1940 and joined the United States Navy WAVES program in 1942 serving until 1946. Susan was in the first class of WAVES. She felt joining the Navy was a way to be a good American Citizen and help free Korea from the harsh Japanese Military rule. She was eager to join the Navy to fight the Japanese.
Susan trained US Naval pilots in both Combat Tactics and Gunnery. Susan first worked as a LINK Trainer and then became the US Armed Forces very first woman Gunnery Officer. Susan Ahn Cuddy became a Lieutenant.
She went to work for US Navy Intelligence as a Naval Liaison to the Library of Congress.
She retired from WAVES and Navy in 1946. She continued serving America as a Section Chief at the NSA.
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