- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
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Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 414
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Louise C. Wilmot Papers
- Dates: 1918-1999
- Bulk Dates: 1964-1999
- Size: 9.26 linear feet
- Container Summary: 12 manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes
- Creator: Wilmot, Louise C., 1942-
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Louise C. Wilmot is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who specialized in recruiting, education, and training. The papers pertain primarily to Wilmot's roles as Commander of the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training, and as Commander of Naval Base Philadelphia, as well as her work in expanding the role of women in the Navy.
Biography of Louise C. Wilmot
Louise Currie Wilmot was born on December 31, 1942 in Wayne, New Jersey to Woodrow and Dorothy Currie. After completing high school, Wilmot attended the College of Saint Elizabeth, graduating in June 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Upon graduation, Wilmot entered the United States Navy, and in August of that year, received a commission as an ensign from the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Wilmot's first assignment following her commissioning was as a Communications Watch Officer, Registered Publications Custodian, and Women's Barrack Officer at Naval Air Station, Pensacola. Two years later, in December 1966, Wilmot was assigned to the NATO Staff of Allied Forces, Southern Europe in Naples, Italy (now the Allied Joint Force Command Naples), where she performed communications and training duties.
At the conclusion of her tour in Italy, Wilmot returned to the U.S. in 1969 to begin her first of four tours in naval recruiting. As a member of the staff of Recruiting Area Seven in Dallas, Texas, Wilmot recruited in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and northern Texas. In 1971, she was assigned to the Office of Legislative Affairs as a Naval Senate Liaison Officer. Three years later, Wilmot was transferred to the Bureau of Naval Personnel as Head of the Women's Equal Opportunity Branch. After her tour with Naval Personnel, Wilmot returned to the recruiting field in August 1977 as Executive Officer for Navy Recruiting District, Montgomery, Alabama. While serving in Alabama, Wilmot also opted to further her education, graduating from the Naval War College's curriculum in Strategy, Management,and Naval Operations in July 1977, and from George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs in 1978 (Wilmot would ultimately graduate from National Defense University's Institute of Higher Defense Studies Capstone course in 1989).
In October 1979, Wilmot received her first command when she was transferred to Navy Recruiting District, Omaha, Nebraska. Upon leaving Omaha in July 1982, Wilmot returned to Washington, DC in order to serve as Deputy Director for Accession Policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Installations, and Logistics. In August 1985, Wilmot began her fourth and final tour in recruiting when she received command of Navy Recruiting Area Five, headquartered in Great Lakes, Illinois. After two years in Great Lakes, she began the last of her four tours in Washington, DC, serving as Executive Assistant and Naval Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
In December 1988, Wilmot was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral, making her the tenth woman selected for flag rank in the United States Navy (her promotion became official on January 1, 1991). Shortly after her selection, Wilmot received command of Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida. Two years later, on June 24, 1991, she became Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training. In June 1993, Wilmot received her final command when she was selected to begin preparations for the closure of Naval Base Philadelphia. On August 18, 1994, Wilmot retired from the United States Navy, having accepted a position at Catholic Relief Services as deputy executive director for public outreach.
Description of Contents
The Louise C. Wilmot Papers, comprising 9.26 linear feet of documentation, span from 1964 to 1999, with one item dating from 1918. The papers pertain primarily to Wilmot's roles as Commander of the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training, and as Commander of Naval Base Philadelphia, as well as her work in expanding the role of women in the Navy.
The collection consists of speeches, letters, memoranda, invitations, event programs, pamphlets, press clippings, audiovisual recordings, certificates, photographs, and artifacts.
The Wilmot papers are organized into six records series by document type and subject scope. UNITED STATES NAVY FILES consists of personal and official materials pertaining largely to Wilmot's commands of Naval Training Center Orlando and Naval Base Philadelphia, as well as her time as Vice Chief of Naval Education. A number of files also pertain to Wilmot's selection to flag rank and the role of women in the Navy. The series also includes a limited amount of material regarding Wilmot's retirement and tenure with Catholic Relief Services. Transcripts of speeches delivered by Wilmot throughout her U.S. Navy career comprise SPEECHES. CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES consists of various military awards, civilian certificates of appreciation, and Wilmot's U.S. Navy commissions. Notable events throughout Wilmot's career, including change of command ceremonies, awards ceremonies, and her retirement, are depicted in the prints found in PHOTOGRAPHS. Physical objects relating to Wilmot's Navy career, including her dog tags, insignia pins, and Defense Superior Service Medal, are housed within REALIA AND EPHEMERA. The collection's final series, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, consists largely of VHS recordings of some of Wilmot's speeches, change of command ceremonies, interviews, and news coverage pertaining to various aspects of Wilmot's career. The series also includes several audio cassettes, including one recording of a choir concert featuring Wilmot.
Research interests served by the Wilmot Papers include the personal and professional history of Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot, and the role of women in the United States Armed Forces, specifically, the Navy.
- Series 1: UNITED STATES NAVY FILES, 1964-1999
- Subseries 1a: General, 1964-1999
- Subseries 1b: Commander, Naval Training Center and Vice Chief, Naval Education and Training, 1990-1993
- Subseries 1c: Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia, 1993-1997
- Series 2: SPEECHES, 1991-1995
- Series 3: CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES, 1964-1996
- Subseries 3a: Military Decorations, 1982-1994
- Subseries 3b: Commissions, 1964-1979
- Subseries 3c: General Certificates, 1964-1996
- Subseries 3d: Plaques, 1990
- Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1972-1996
- Series 5: REALIA AND EPHEMERA, 1985-1997
- Series 6: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, 1979-1996
- Subseries 6a: Audio, 1979-1993
- Subseries 6b: Video, 1986-1996
Access and Use
Access is restricted, where indicated.
Copyright and Permission
The Louise C. Wilmot Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Audiotapes and videotapes in Series 6: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS require a cassette player and VCR, respectively, for playback. One U-Matic videotape cannot be viewed due to lack of proper playback equipment.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot in 2000. Accession No. 10-27.
Related Archival Material
Additional material pertaining to women in the Navy can be found in the Ida Emilie and Wilna J. Cornwell Letters, MS 263, in the Special Collections & Archives Department, Nimitz Library.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been separated from this collection.
Processing and Other Information
Louise C. Wilmot Papers, MS 414
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in October 2010. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in October 2010.
Name and Subject Terms
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- United States. Naval Education and Training Command
- United States. Naval Training Center (Orlando, Fla.)
- United States. Navy -- Women
- Wilmot, Louise C., 1942-
- Speeches (documents)
Series 1: UNITED STATES NAVY FILES, 1964-1999 Boxes 1-3 and 13[OS]Series Description
Documentation of Wilmot's career as an officer in the United States Navy, as well as her interests in the role and history of women in the Navy.
The use of several items throughout the series is restricted due to the presence of personally identifiable information.Series Arrangement
Organized into three sub-series by duty station or document type.
Subseries 1a: General, 1964-1999Subseries Description
Documents pertaining to, and spanning the entirety of Wilmot's career in the U.S. Navy, including her initial appointment, transfer to the regular Navy, promotion to Rear Admiral, interest and advocacy in the role of women in the Navy, and post-retirement affiliation with Catholic Relief Services. More specifically, materials pertaining to the role of women in the Navy concern NROTC scholarships for women, the National Convention of Navy Women, the National Security Forum for Women, and women's career limitations. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, greeting cards, memoranda, pamphlets, invitations, photographic slides, and event programs.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 1 Folder 1
Appointments and Commissions (RESTRICTED), 1964-1965
Includes materials pertaining to Wilmot's transfer to the regular Navy.
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards and Citations (RESTRICTED), 1981 and 1989
Documents relating to Wilmot's Meritorious Unit Commendation and Legion of Merit.
Box 1 Folder 3
Catholic Relief Services, 1996-1997, undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Flag Rank Selection - Correspondence, 1988 December-1989 March
Includes letters from Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda, Admiral Frank B. Kelso, and John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York.
Box 1 Folder 5-7
Flag Rank Selection - Correspondence (Greeting Cards), 1988 December-1989 January
Box 1 Folder 8
National Defense University - Capstone Course Materials, 1989
Box 1 Folder 9
Navy Recruiting District Omaha - Correspondence, 1981-1982
Attached to one item of correspondence is a stick of Big Red chewing gum.
Box 1 Folder 10
Personal Correspondence, 1982, 1999
Box 1 Folder 11
Rear Admiral Fran McKee Retirement - Invitation, 
Box 1 Folder 12
United States Naval War College - Class of 1977 Duty Assignments, 
Box 1 Folder 13
United States Naval Women Officer School - Graduation Program, 1964
Box 1 Folder 14
Useful Information for Newly Commissioned Officers - Pamphlet, 1964 March
Box 1 Folder 15
Women in the Military - Brochures and Pamphlets, 1989, 1992, undated
Includes programs for the National Convention of Navy Women and a WAVES recruiting brochure.
Box 1 Folder 16
Women in the Military - Career Limitations, 1967-1984
Includes a copy of the 1984 General Unrestricted Line Career Pattern Study.
Box 1 Folder 17
Women in the Military - Chronology of Women in the Naval Service, undated
Box 1 Folder 18
Women in the Military - General Correspondence, 1978
Letter from Margaret Brewer, first female Marine Corps Brigadier General.
Box 1 Folder 19
Women in the Military - Loretto Perfectus Walsh Historical Marker Dedication Program, 1995
Box 1 Folder 20
Women in the Military - Museum of Navy Women Materials, 1989
Box 1 Folder 21-22
Women in the Military - National Security Forum for Women Materials, 1985
Box 1 Folder 23
Women in the Military - NROTC Scholarship Materials, 1974
Box 1 Folder 24
Women in the Military - Press Clippings, 1976-1986, undated
Includes biographical material on Wilmot.
Box 2 Folder 1
Women in the Military - Women in Military Service for American Memorial Materials, 1997
An accompanying medal is located in REALIA AND EPHEMERA.
Box 2 Folder 2
Women in the Military - "Women in the Navy" Brief, 1976
Includes briefing slides.
Box 2 Folder 3
Women in the Military - Women in the Navy Training Roster,  April
Box 2 Folder 4
Women's Issues (General) - Correspondence, 1976, 1981
Includes correspondence pertaining to the exploitative use of models in product catalogs and the sexist tone of Effective Management by David Lawless.
Subseries 1b: Commander, Naval Training Center and Vice Chief, Naval Education and Training, 1990-1993Subseries Description
Documentation relating to Wilmot's time as Commander of the Naval Training Center in Orlando, and as Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola. The materials pertain to events held at the two commands, organizational structure, Wilmot's speaking engagements, volunteerism, sexual harassment, and the treatment of women at the Orlando Naval Training Center. Included in the sub-series are incoming and outgoing letters, forms, memoranda, pamphlets, invitations, event programs, reports, press releases, biographical sketches, copies of certificates, and speeches.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Box 2 Folder 5
Awards and Citations, 1992
Box 2 Folder 6
Biographical Materials, 1990-1991, undated
Box 2 Folder 7
Change of Command Ceremonies, 1991, undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Committee on Women in the NATO Forces, 1993
Includes copies of Wilmot's briefing remarks and a Navy pamphlet on gender-integrated training.
Box 2 Folder 9
Committee on Women in the NATO Forces - Travel Documents (RESTRICTED), 1993
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence - General, 1992-1993
Includes a congratulatory letter from Representative Ike Skelton and a note pertaining to gays in the military.
Box 2 Folder 11
Correspondence - Sexual Harassment and Women's Health Issues, 1992 June 1
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence - Speaking Engagements, 1992-1993
Box 2 Folder 13
Event Programs, 1990, 1993, undated
Box 2 Folder 14
Includes authorization to assume the title of Rear Admiral, a designation as military representative to DACOWITS (Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services), and a memo regarding an Admiral's Mast convened regarding alleged misconduct.
Box 2 Folder 15
Organization Charts, 1990, undated
Charts for the Naval Training Center Orlando and the Naval Education and Training Command.
Box 2 Folder 16
Orlando Naval Training Center Closure Recommendation and Justification, undated
Box 2 Folder 17
Press Clippings, 1990, 1992
Includes a copy of the 1991-1992 Annual Report for the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Box 2 Folder 18
Press Release, 1993 May 13
Release regarding Wilmot's receipt of two honorary degrees.
Box 2 Folder 19
Report - Review of the Treatment of Women at the Naval Training Center, Orlando, 1991 June 4
Box 2 Folder 20
Schedule, 1992 June
Box 2 Folder 21
UWF Radio Interview Talking Points, 1993 March 11
Includes talking points for sexual harassment, core values education, NROTC, and staff reorganization.
Box 2 Folder 22
Volunteer Service Awards, 1991
Materials pertaining to the President's Volunteer Action Award and the Walt Disney World Community Service Awards.
Subseries 1c: Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia, 1993-1997Subseries Description
Documentation of Wilmot's command of Naval Base Philadelphia. The materials in this sub-series primarily relate to Wilmot's receipt of command, Wilmot's retirement, the impending closure of Naval Base Philadelphia, and the role of women in the Navy. Included in the sub-series are incoming and outgoing letters, press clippings, memoranda, event programs, invitations, directories, and a scrapbook.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Box 2 Folder 23
Change of Command Ceremonies, 1993-1994
Includes materials pertaining to Wilmot's retirement.
Box 2 Folder 24
Correspondence - General, 1993
Includes a letter from A. C. Spencer, Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service.
Box 2 Folder 25
Correspondence - General, 1994
Includes letters regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King Award for Outstanding Service to the African American Catholic Community, and a job offer from Catholic Relief Services, as well as a letter from Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence - Retirement, 1993-1994
Includes farewell letters and letter pertaining directly to Wilmot's retirement ceremony.
Box 3 Folder 2
DACOWITS (Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services) Directories, 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 3
George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 4
Graduation Programs, 1995, 1997
Programs for graduations at which Wilmot received honorary degrees.
Box 3 Folder 5
Memoranda - Retirement (RESTRICTED), 1994
Box 3 Folder 6
Memorandum - Supply Corps Selection Board, 1993 November 5
Box 3 Folder 7
Newsletters pertaining to the closure of Naval Base, Philadelphia, as well as an article by Wilmot regarding the easing of restrictions on the assignment of women in the Navy.
Box 13[OS] Folder 1
Press Clippings, 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 8
Press Clippings - Change of Command, 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 9
Press Clippings - General, 1993-1996
Includes articles regarding the Independence Seaport Museum, the closure of Naval Base Philadelphia, and biographical data on Wilmot.
Box 3 Folder 10
Pertains to Wilmot's change of command, special events presided over by Wilmot, and awards bestowed upon Wilmot.
Box 3 Folder 11
Statement of Service (RESTRICTED), 1994
Series 2: SPEECHES, 1991-1995 Boxes 3-7Series Description
Speeches delivered by Wilmot in her capacities as Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training and Commander of Naval Base Philadelphia. The speeches were delivered at a variety of events, including graduation ceremonies, award ceremonies, retirements, reunions, promotion ceremonies, changes of command, professional association meetings, and women's group meetings.
Included in the series are two speeches from Wilmot's retirement ceremony, including one delivered by Admiral [William J.] Flanagan, as well as one dating from after Wilmot's retirement from the U.S. Navy.Series Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by command or duty station.
Box 3 Folder 12
Speech Book No. 1, 1991 July 19 - 31
Service School Command Change of Command, ITRO (Interservice Training Review Organization) Steering Committee Meeting, Navy Commendation Medal Presentation, and Florida A&M NROTC Change of Command.
Box 3 Folder 13
Speech Book No. 1, 1991 August 1 - September 7
Promotion of Commander Doug DeLong, Promotion of Lieutenant Commander To McCoy, Chicago White Sox Special Recruit Swearing In Ceremony, Nurse Graduation, Women's Equality Day, PSA Pensacola Change of Command, and Aviation Officer Candidate School Graduation.
Box 3 Folder 14
Speech Book No. 1, 1991 September 7 - November 2
Volunteer Center of Central Florida Awards Banquet, DANTES/UWF (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education/University of West Florida) Luncheon, Senior Officer Course in Military Justice, Private Industry Council Welcome, Combined "A" Schools Graduation, Legion of Merit Presentation to Captain Windholz, ITRO (Interservice Training Review Organization) Executive Board Meeting, and Navy-Marine Birthday Ball.
Box 4 Folder 1
Speech Book No. 1, 1991 November 15-1992 January 7
Chaplain Corps Anniversary Dinner, Introduction of Under Secretary of the Navy at Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Conference, University of Kansas Joint Service Ball, Texas A&M Sea Services Ball, and Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program Banquet.
Box 4 Folder 2
Speech Book No. 2, 1992 January 14 - 31
NJROTC Area Managers Conference, Intermediate Leadership Management Education and Training Course Graduation, American Association of University Women Annual Joint Meeting, Whiting Winging, and Women's Council of Realtors Million Dollar Banquet.
Box 4 Folder 3
Speech Book No. 2, 1992 February 14 - 20
Education Equity Roundtable, First Presbyterian and First Methodist Churches Youth Fellowship, Captain Wynn Eliason Retirement, CNET Medical Commander's Conference, and Women Officers' Professional Association.
Box 4 Folder 4
Speech Book No. 2, 1992 February 21 - March 5
Bay Area Women's Officers Professional Association, Naval technical Training Center Change of Command, Commander Gil Wagner's Retirement, Liberty Sertoma Club Luncheon, Second Gulf Coast Regional Master Chief Conference, and the 75th Anniversary of Red Cross aboard NAS Pensacola Luncheon.
Box 4 Folder 5
Speech Book No. 2, 1992 March 6 - 12
801 Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony, Navy Seabee Fiftieth Anniversary Ball, Greater Corpus Christi Chapter of Federally Employed Women, Corpus Christi WOPA (Women Officers' Professional Association), and the Naval Coastal Systems Center Women's History Month Luncheon.
Box 4 Folder 6
Speech Book No. 2, 1992 March 19 - April 2
Vanderbilt University NROTC Lab, Hobbs Middle School Career Seminar, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers.
Box 4 Folder 7
Speech Book No. 3, 1992 April 3 - 30
Reenlistment of Hospital Corpsman Delia M. Ellis, Lunch with NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Class #9205, Navy League NJROTC Drill and Field Meet, Senior Officers Course in Military Justice, University of Oklahoma Pass-in-Reivew, University of Oklahoma Tri-Service Awards Ceremony, and Volunteer Pensacola Awards Luncheon.
Box 4 Folder 8
Speech Book No. 3, 1992 April 30 - May 19
Ombudsman Graduation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Student Address, Acceptance of the Human Relations in Education Award, Bosses Luncheon with Women Officers' Professional Association (WOPA), Women Officers' Professional Association (WOPA), University of New Mexico NROTC Graduation, and Lunch with NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Class #9206.
Box 4 Folder 9
Speech Book No. 3, 1992 May 24 - June 30
Salute to Veterans Celebration Banquet, Admiral Farragut Academy Graduation, Multicultural Awareness/Special Emphasis Week, Award for Lieutenant Commander Norman L. Massengill, flight Surgeon Graduation, NETPMSA (Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity) Change of Command, and NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Luncheon Class #9207.
Box 4 Folder 10
Speech Book No. 4, 1992 July 1 - 14
NJROTC Leadership Academy, Commander Chuck Cadden's Retirement, Personnel Support Activity Change of Command, Naval Training Center Great Lakes Guest of Honor Luncheon, and Admiral's Call at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Box 4 Folder 11
Speech Book No. 4, 1992 July 16 - August 1
Retired Officers Association Luncheon, Retiring SKCM Moon Mullins, Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Naval Science Instructor Meeting, Captain Neil Davis' Retirement, and Introduction of Rear Admiral Roberta Hazard at the Naval Women's National Convention.
Box 4 Folder 12
Speech Book No. 4, 1992 August 7 - 20
PCO/PXO PNS Conference, NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Luncheon Class # 9208, Introduction of Vice Admiral Robert Kihune, Introduction of Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, Bar Association Naturalization Ceremony, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity.
Box 5 Folder 1
Speech Book No. 4, 1992 August 25 - September 2
Savannah Council of the Navy League, Vanderbilt University NROTC Change of Command, Re-enlistment of SKCS Robe Masinsin, Promotion of Commander Glen Montgomery, Captain DeLoach's Retirement, and Award Presentation to Lieutenant Commander Bill Hughen.
Box 5 Folder 2
Speech Book No. 5, 1992 September 11 - 18
Naval Leadership Conference, Leadership Pensacola Retreat for Class of 1993, 50th Anniversary of Original WAVES Banquet, CNET Combined Federal Campaign Kick-Off, and The Retired Officers Club of Sarasota Dinner.
Box 5 Folder 3
Speech Book No. 5, 1992 September 21 - 29
Command Master Chief Ceremony, NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) ROMO Class # 9209, Presentation of Meritorious Service Medal to Commander Florence E. Beatty, and World Class of Work Force Conference.
Box 5 Folder 4
Speech Book No. 5, 1992 October 1 - 14
Family Services Ribbon Cutting, Pilot Program Panel: The Challenge of Leadership in Pensacola Today, NAVEDTRACOM (Naval Education and Training Command) Command Chaplain's Conference, Association of NROTC Colleges and Universities Luncheon, and the Norwich University Navy-Marine Corps Ball.
Box 5 Folder 5
Speech Book No. 5, 1992 October 27-1993 January 8
Captain Patricia Lee's Retirement, Panel: "Diversity, Justice, and Unity in the American Military" at the Naval War College Annual Conference on Ethics, NTC Orlando Recruit Review and Graduation, Iowa State University Tri-Service Commissioning, and Professor of Naval Science (PNS) Closing Comments.
Box 5 Folder 6
Speech Book No. 5, 1993 January 15 - 20
Gayfer's Career Council Annual Awards Banquet, NAM to AOC Carolyn Anderson, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication, and NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Luncheon Class # 9303.
Box 5 Folder 7
Speech Book No. 6, 1993 January 22 - February 5
Navy Achievement Medal to Lieutenant Kristen Eggert, Pensacola Naval Air Station Association (PNASA), Farewell to Mr. Andy Seago, and Chief of Naval Education and Training Awards Ceremony.
Box 5 Folder 8
Speech Book No. 6, 1993 February 6 - 17
Escambia Association of Educational Office Personnel, Aviation Ordnance Officer Career Program School, Pensacola Broadcaster's Association, Introduction of Rear Admiral Walter David Jr., and Navy League.
Box 5 Folder 9
Speech Book No. 6, 1993 February 18 - March 2
Bay Area WOPA (Women Officers' Professional Association) Dinner, College of St. Elizabeth Alumnae Association Dinner, Promotion of Lieutenant Commander Becker, and NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Luncheon.
Box 5 Folder 10
Speech Book No. 6, 1993 March 11 - 19
Bullets for University of West Florida Radio Interview, UWF/PJC (University of West Florida/ Pensacola Junior College) Symposium on Women in Transition, Address to Women Midshipmen at Notre Dame University, and Annual Joint Meeting of the Civic and Service Clubs of Pensacola.
Box 5 Folder 11
Speech Book No. 6, 1993 March 23 - 31
International Baccalaureate Students, Camden Kings Bay Navy League, NROTC Jacksonville Visit, Outstanding Women of the Sea Services, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kickoff.
Box 6 Folder 1
Speech Book No. 7, 1993 March 31 - April 8
Federal women Program (Women's History Month), General Unrestricted Line Community Review, Captain Kathleen Bruyere's Change of Command, University of Florida NROTC Awards Ceremony, and Navy League Dinner Honoring Dr. Gene Hemp.
Box 6 Folder 2
Speech Book No. 7, 1993 April 12 - 15
CNET Staff Total Quality Leadership Training Opening, Opening Remarks for Senior Leadership Seminar (SLS), NORU (Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit) Class # 9305 Luncheon, U.S. Savings Bond Kickoff, and Northwest Florida Psychological Association.
Box 6 Folder 3
Speech Book No. 7, 1993 April 16 - 27
Sacred Heart Hospital/Association of Florida Hospital Auxiliaries, Secretary's Day Breakfast, Pensacola Women's Alliance Spring (State) Conference, and Chief Petty Officers (CPO) Centennial Luncheon.
Box 6 Folder 4
Speech Book No. 7, 1993 May 4 - 14
Outstanding Teacher Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, Civil Engineering Corps (CEC) Luncheon, NORU Class # 9306 Luncheon, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Planning Retreat, Pensacola Newcomers Club, and Villanova University Commencement and Acceptance of Honorary Degree.
Box 6 Folder 5
Speech Book No. 7, 1993 May 15 - 24
College of St. Elizabeth Commencement, Reenlistment Ceremony for Senior Chief Gail Brown, and Family Service Center Management Training Workshop.
Box 6 Folder 6
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 1, 1993 August 3- 31
Philadelphia National Night Out, U.S.S. Midway Reunion Association Luncheon, Women Officers' Professional Association (WOPA), and Women's Equality Day Lunch.
Box 6 Folder 7
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 1, 1993 September 10 - October 2
Ombudsman Appreciation Luncheon, CPO Induction Ceremony, Senior Career Women's Seminar, U.S.S. Langley 50th Reunion Dinner, and Naval Reserve Readiness Center Commanding Officers Conference.
Box 6 Folder 8
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 1, 1993 October 14 - November 5
Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, Student Leadership Day, New York Navy League Luncheon, Navy 218th Birthday Ball, Naval Medical Clinic Ribbon Cutting, Washington DC WOPA (Women Officers' Professional Association) Luncheon, and Penn Charter Potluck Dinner.
Box 6 Folder 9
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 1, 1993 November 6-1994 January 23
Daughter of the American Revolution, Camden County Veterans Day Ceremony, Massachusetts Veterans Day Ceremony, Senior Enlisted Academy Graduation Ceremony, and Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
Box 6 Folder 10
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 2, 1994 February 2
Philadelphia Navy League Dinner and Philadelphia Private Industry Council Board of Directors Meeting.
Box 6 Folder 11
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No.2, 1994 March 9-16
NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Speaker, Benjamin Franklin Union League Luncheon, and Girard College Chapel Service.
Box 7 Folder 1
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No.2, 1994 March 25-26
Shipyard Federal Women's Program Speaker and Laurel Hill Mansion.
Box 7 Folder 2
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 2, 1994 April 18-21
Carpenter's Hall and Norristown Business and Professional Women's Club.
Box 7 Folder 3
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 3, 1994 April 28 - May 14
Exercise Tiger 50th Anniversary Memorial, Youth Work Day, Federal Women's Program Luncheon, and The College Club of Niagara Falls Annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Box 7 Folder 4
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 3, 1994 May 17-21
Woman of the Year Award Program, Delaware County Community College Graduation, University of Pennsylvania NROTC Commissioning, and Harcum College Graduation.
Box 7 Folder 5
Speeches as Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia - Book No. 3, 1994 June 5 - July 15
Perkiomen School Graduation, WOPA (Women Officers' Professional Association) Seminar, Captain Betty Sue Anderson Retirement, and Master Chief Fa'aita Retirement.
Box 7 Folder 6
Retirement Speeches, 1994 August 18
Includes remarks by Wilmot and Admiral [William J.] Flanagan at Wilmot's retirement ceremony.
Box 7 Folder 7
Post-Retirement Speeches, 1995 May 25
Johns Hopkins Nursing School Graduation.
Series 3: CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES, 1964-1996 Boxes 7-8 and 13[OS]-14[OS]Series Description
Certificates and plaques, including diplomas, military awards, government proclamations, and certificates of appreciation bestowed upon Wilmot throughout her career in the U.S. Navy.Series Arrangement
Organized into four sub-series by document type.
Subseries 3a: Military Decorations, 1982-1994Subseries Description
Decorations and commendations bestowed upon Wilmot by the United States Navy and the United States Department of Defense. An accompanying medallion for the Defense Superior Service Medal is located in REALIA AND EPHEMERA.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of issuance.
Box 7 Folder 8
Meritorious Service Medal (June 1, 1982), 1982 June
Box 7 Folder 9
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge Authorization, 1993 August 13
Box 7 Folder 10
Joint Service Commendation Medal (October 18, 1984), 1984-1985
Box 7 Folder 11
Defense Superior Service Medal (November 13, 1985), 1985 November
The accompanying medallion for this award is located in REALIA AND EPHEMERA.
Box 7 Folder 12
Legion of Merit (circa 1987), 
Box 7 Folder 13
Legion of Merit (February 24, 1989), 1989 February
Box 7 Folder 14
Florida Distinguished Service Medal (March 19, 1991), 1991 March
Box 7 Folder 15
Legion of Merit (June 7, 1991), 1991 June
Box 13[OS] Folder 2
United States Navy - Certificate of Commendation, 1992 December 8
Department of the Navy - Certificate of Commendation (for the Standing Committee on Military and Civilian Women).
Box 7 Folder 16
Legion of Merit (June 24, 1993), 1993 June
Box 7 Folder 17
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation (circa August 1994), 1994 August
Subseries 3b: Commissions, 1964-1979Subseries Description
Wilmot's U.S. Navy commissions for the ranks of Ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade), Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, and Commander.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of issuance.
Box 7 Folder 18
Ensign (effective August 21, 1964), 1964 July 27
Commission Certificates, 1965-1979
Box 13[OS] Folder 3 Item 1
Ensign (effective August 21, 1964), 1965 June 28
Box 13[OS] Folder 3 Item 2
Lieutenant, junior grade (effective February 21, 1966), 1967 December 6
Box 13[OS] Folder 3 Item 3
Lieutenant (effective March 1, 1968), 1968 September 20
Box 13[OS] Folder 3 Item 4
Lieutenant Commander (effective July 1, 1972), 1977 November 16
Box 13[OS] Folder 3 Item 5
Commander (effective June 1, 1979), 1979 June 28
Subseries 3c: General Certificates, 1964-1996Subseries Description
Certificates issued to Wilmot throughout, and shortly after her career in the U.S. Navy. Included among the certificates are proclamations establishing Louise C. Wilmot Day; memberships in the Women Officers' Professional Association and the Maryland Governor's Commission on Military Monuments; diplomas and academic awards from National Defense University, the Naval War College, and the University of Maryland; honorary citizenships; and certificates of appreciation from military and civilian organizations.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by issuing body.
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 1
Allied Forces Southern Europe Certificate of Appreciation, 1969
Box 7 Folder 19
City of Apopka, Florida - Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot Day Proclamation, 1991 May 22
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 2
City of New Orleans Honorary Citizen, 1992 March 3
Box 7 Folder 20
City of Niagara Falls - Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot Day Proclamation, 1994 April 26
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 3
City of Niagara Falls Resolution Officially Recognizing the Visit of Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot, 1994 May 14
Box 7 Folder 21
City of Orlando - Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot Day Proclamation, 1991 June 4
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 4
Commonwealth of Kentucky Kentucky Colonel Commission, 1986 December 4
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 5
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Certificate of Appreciation, 1986 February 28
Box 13[OS] Folder 4 Item 6
Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Orlando Image of U.S. Marines Raising American Flag over Mount Suribachi, undated
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 1
National Defense University Institute of Higher Defense Studies Capstone General and Flag Officer Course Diploma, 1989 April 1
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 2
Office of the Secretary of Defense Certificate of Appreciation (for service as Deputy Director for Accession Policy), 1985 July 12
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 3
Office of the Secretary of Defense Certificate of Appreciation (for Department of Defense Leadership Development Program), 1992 January 7
Box 7 Folder 22
Outstanding Young Women of America, 1972
Box 7 Folder 23
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow, 1991 August
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 4
State of Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition, undated
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 5
State of Maryland Member of the Governor's Commission on Military Monuments, 1996 May 15
Box 7 Folder 24
State of Texas - Honorary Citizen, 1970 October 15
Box 7 Folder 25
Toastmasters International - Charter Member, 1972 April 25
Box 7 Folder 26
United States Air Force Chief of Chaplains - Certificate of Meritorious Service, undated
Box 7 Folder 27
United States Department of the Treasury - Award for Patriotic Service, 1991
Box 7 Folder 28
United States Navy, 1964-1991
Includes certificates for/from the Naval Schools Command Officer Indoctrination Course, Flight Instructor's Indoctrination Group, Naval War College, Navy Junior Officers' Training Corps, the Dental Corps, and Company K084 of the Naval Training Center, Orlando.
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 6
United States Navy Realm of the Arctic Circle, 1988 November 4
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 7
United States Navy U.S.S. Glover (Frigate: FF-1098) Honorary Crew Member, 1986 July 1
Box 8 Folder 1
University of Maryland - Certificate of Scholarship, 1969
Also includes a letter regarding the Scholastic Achievement Medallion.
Box 8 Folder 2
Women Officers' Professional Association, 1984-1993
Includes certificates of appreciation and membership, as well as the group's social directory.
Box 13[OS] Folder 5 Item 8
YMCA of Lake County Outstanding Achievement Award, 1986 July 23
Subseries 3d: Plaques, 1990Subseries Description
Two plaques bearing the seals of the Turkish Navy and the Directorate General of Education of the Ecuadorian Navy, respectively.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by issuing body.
Box 14[OS] Folder 1
Armada Del Ecuador, 1990 January
Box 14[OS] Folder 2
Turkish Naval Forces (Admiral Orhan Karabulut), 1990 January 8
Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1972-1996 Boxes 8 and 15[OS]Series Description
Black-and-white and color photographic prints depicting various events from Wilmot's career in the United States Navy. Events depicted include awards ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, and conferences (such as the Navy Women's National Convention). In addition to loose prints, the series also includes one album.
Notable individuals depicted in the series include Alabama Governor George Wallace, Massachusetts Governor William Weld, Senator Claiborne Pell, Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman, Rear Admiral (then Captain) Fran McKee, and Mother Theresa. Several of the aforementioned photographs are also autographed or inscribed.
Among the photographs are several public affairs images of Navy women aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer in 1972.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 15[OS] Folder 1
Awards Ceremonies, 1985, 1989
Presentations of Wilmot's Joint Service Commendation and Legion of Merit.
Box 8 Folder 3
Awards Ceremony - Legion of Merit, 1989
Box 15[OS] Folder 2
Boston Veterans Day Parade, 1993 November 11
Photograph features Wilmot with Massachusetts Governor William Weld.
Box 8 Folder 4
Catholic Relief Services, 1996, undated
One photograph features Mother Theresa.
Box 8 Folder 5
Change of Command Ceremony - Naval Base Philadelphia, 1994 August
Box 8 Folder 6
Change of Command Ceremony - Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity [album], 1992 June 26
Box 8 Folder 7
Change of Command Ceremony - Naval Training Center, Orlando, 1991 May
Box 15[OS] Folder 3
Change of Command Ceremony - Naval Training Center, Orlando, 1991 May
Photograph features, and is autographed by Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman.
Box 8 Folder 8
Change of Command Ceremony - Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training, undated
Box 8 Folder 9
Farewell Party, 1994 August 17
Box 8 Folder 10
Foreign Officers Visit, 1972
Photograph features, and autographed by, Senator Claiborne Pell.
Box 15[OS] Folder 4
Naval Training Center, Orlando, undated
Box 8 Folder 11
Navy Day Proclamation Signing, 1977 October
Photograph features, and autographed by, Alabama Governor George Wallace.
Box 8 Folder 12
Navy Women Visiting U.S.S. Robert A. Owens (Destroyer: DD-827), 1972 August
Box 8 Folder 13
Navy Women's National Convention (50th Anniversary of Navy Women), 1992 July-August
Box 8 Folder 14
Portraits (Groups), 1988, 1994
Photographs feature then Rear Admirals Patricia Tracey, Marsha J. "Marty" Evans, and Katharine L. Laughton.
Box 15[OS] Folder 5
Portraits (Groups), 
Photograph features, and is autographed by Rear Admirals Mariann Stratton and Maryanne Ibach.
Box 8 Folder 15
Portraits (Groups) - Navy Women at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1918 (approximate)
Box 8 Folder 16
Portraits (Groups) - Newly Selected Flag Officers, 1989
Box 15[OS] Folder 6
Portraits (Groups) - Recruit Companies, 1989-1991
Box 8 Folder 17
Portraits (Individuals) - McKee, Fran (Captain), undated
Box 8 Folder 18
Portraits (Individuals) - Wilmot, Louise C., 1974-1993
Box 8 Folder 19
Project Uplift [album], 1990 December
Box 8 Folder 20
Senior Professional Women's Association, 1987 December
Photograph features Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci.
Box 8 Folder 21
Unidentified Conference, 1994
Series 5: REALIA AND EPHEMERA, 1985-1997 Boxes 8-9Series Description
Physical objects pertaining to and collected by Wilmot during, and shortly after, her career in the United States Navy. Included in the series are military insignia, military medals awarded to Wilmot, dog tags, a flight jacket name badge, flags carried by the Red Cross during the Persian Gulf War, and an I Corps medallion, as well as two medals and a key chain from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by material type.
Box 8 Folder 22
Business Cards, [1987-1994]
Box 8 Folder 23
Dog Tags, undated
Box 8 Folder 24
Miniature Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti flags carried by Red Cross staff from Orlando during the Persian Gulf War.
Box 9 Folder 1
Includes a WAVES insignia pin, a set of cloth Lieutenant's bars, and an Allied Forces Southern Europe insignia (emblem of St. Mark).
Box 9 Folder 2
Medals - Defense Superior Service Medal, 1985
The accompanying certificate for this award is located in CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES/Military Decorations.
Box 9 Folder 3
Medals - I Corps Medallion, undated
Box 9 Folder 4
Medals - Women in Military Service for America Memorial, 
Accompanying documentation can be found in UNITED STATES NAVY FILES/General. Also includes a key chain.
Series 6: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, 1979-1996 Boxes 9-12Series Arrangement
Organized into two sub-series by media format.
Subseries 6a: Audio, 1979-1993Subseries Description
Audio recordings of change of command ceremonies, a guest radio appearance by Wilmot, and a choir concert. Included in the sub-series are audio cassettes.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 9 Folder 5
Admiral Louise Wilmot and the COMNAVBASE Choir, undated
Box 9 Folder 6
Change of Command Ceremonies, 1979 November 5, 1993 July 7
Recordings of Changes of Command for Navy Recruiting District, Omaha, and Naval Base Philadelphia.
Box 10 Folder 1
Pensacola Speaks on WCOA Radio: Rear Admiral Wilmot Guest Speaker, 1993 May 21
Subseries 6b: Video, 1986-1996Subseries Description
Video recordings of Wilmot's public appearances and special events, as well as local television news coverage thereof. The events include change of command ceremonies, farewell parties, parades, commencement speeches, conference panels, and interviews for both television and Navy training videos. Included in the sub-series are VHS cassettes and one U-matic cassette. Several of the recordings pertain to the topics of sexual harassment and women in the Navy.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by title or topic.
Box 10 Folder 2
BRAC Hearing: NTC Orlando Hearing, 1993 May 3
Box 10 Folder 3
Cardinal Company, 1986
News Coverage of Navy recruits being sworn in at Busch Stadium before a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.
Box 10 Folder 4
Change of Command Ceremony - Captain Louise Wilmot, 1985 August 27
Box 10 Folder 5
Change of Command Ceremony - NTC Orlando, 1989 May 1
Box 10 Folder 6-8
Change of Command - Philadelphia, 1993 July 7
Includes Wilmot's address and local news coverage.
Box 10 Folder 9
Change of Command - Recruit Training Command Orlando, 1993 April 7
Box 10 Folder 10
Change of Command - Recruiting Area 5, 1989 June
Box 10 Folder 11
Combined Federal Campaign [U-Matic], 1992
Box 10 Folder 12
DEOMI (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute) Guest Lecture, 1990 March 1
Box 10 Folder 13
Exploring the Concepts of Leadership, 1994
Leadership Q&A video for use in training chaplains. Video features Wilmot, Lieutenant General Charles Krulak, and others.
Box 11 Folder 1
Frocking Ceremony of Rear Admiral Louise C. Wilmot, 1990 May 31
Box 11 Folder 2-3
The Full Integration of Women into the Navy, 1996 June 18
Interview with Rear Admiral Wilmot.
Box 11 Folder 4
Goodbye Admiral, 
Compilation of farewell wishes from the staff of Naval Training Center, Orlando.
Box 11 Folder 5
Hail and Farewell: NTC Orlando, 1991 May 31
Box 11 Folder 6
Inspector General Report on Rape, Sexual Assault, and Fraternization at NTC Orlando, undated
Video of local news coverage.
Box 11 Folder 7
Liberty Weekend, 1986
Coverage of the reopening of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, and of graduation ceremonies from Recruit Training Command Great Lakes.
Box 11 Folder 8
Memorial Day Celebration: Columbia Missouri, 1992
Box 11 Folder 9
Memorial Day Highlights: Columbia, Missouri, 1991
Box 11 Folder 10
Mihalowski Hall Dedication Ceremony, 1990
Box 11 Folder 11
Mixed Gender Recruit Company, undated
News coverage of the first mixed gender boot camp graduation at Naval Training Center, Orlando.
Box 11 Folder 12
Perkiomen School Commencement, 1994 June 5
Wilmot served as commencement speaker.
Box 11 Folder 13
Perspective, 1986 April
Interview with Wilmot while serving as Commanding Officer of Recruiting Area 5.
Box 12 Folder 1
Professional Ethics Conference Panel Discussion "Diversity, Justice and Unity in American Military", 1992 November 16
Box 12 Folder 2
Rear Admiral Wilmot's Farewell Dinner, 1991 May 14
Box 12 Folder 3
Rear Admiral Wilmot's First Review as Rear Admiral, 1990
Box 12 Folder 4
Rear Admiral Wilmot's Reviewing Officer for the 1,142nd Pass in Review, 1991 May 31
Box 12 Folder 5
Recruit Training Command Great Lakes Graduation Review, 1986 March 14
Box 12 Folder 6-7
Recruit Training Command Great Lakes Graduation Review, undated
Box 12 Folder 8
Saturday Scholars, 1992
Video for a local Navy tutoring outreach program.
Box 12 Folder 9
Universal Studios Florida Armed Forces Day, 1991 May 18
Features speeches by then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and actor Gerald McRaney.
Box 12 Folder 10
U.S.S. Midway (Aircraft Carrier: CV-41) Reunion, 1993 August 20
Box 12 Folder 11
Vice Admiral Fetterman's Firing, 1992 August
Includes news coverage of the resignation of Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman, new Navy regulations on sexual harassment, and an interview with Wilmot regarding women in the Navy.
Box 12 Folder 12
Villanova University Commencement, 1993 May 16