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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

THERESE STROHMER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Therese Strohmer (b. 1962) of West Branch, Michigan, served in the United States Air Force from 1980-1986 as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist, performance evaluator, and instructor for a classified National Security Agency system. She is currently an interviewer for the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project and graduate student at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Photographs; Copies of military records; Goodfellow Air Gorce Base Unofficial Directory and Guide, 1981; The Airmen of Lackland Airforce Base Basic Military Training Yearbook (with annotations by Strohmer), 1980; Intro Welcoming the Newcomer Fort George G. Meade, MD, 1985; Manuals: Air Force Standards, 1977; Air Force Standards, 1983; The Enlisted Force Organization, 1977; Airman Career Information, 1979; Airman Career Information, 1982; Your Conduct in Combat under the law of war, 1977; Air Force Uniforms, 1978; Questions & Answers about your United States Air Force, 1977; USAF Supervisors’ Course and Review Exercise, Volume 1: Human Relations and Communication, 1985; USAF Supervisors’ Course and Review Exercise, Volume 2: Leadership and Management, 1985; Electronic Security Command Emergency Actions/Disaster Preparedness Information Brochure, 1985; Military Police Driver’s Handbook and Examination Manual for Germany, 1977; NCO Orientation Course, Volume 1, 1979; Basic Military Training, 1980; Promoti


BIOGRAPHY

Therese Strohmer was born August 19, 1962 in West Branch, Michigan. She joined the United States Air Force after graduation from Ogemaw Heights High School. In 1980, she attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and subsequently received Russian language instruction at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at Monterey, California. In March of 1982, she was transferred to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, for completion of language training. Strohmer was later stationed at Hahn Air Base, Germany, and was quickly promoted to the role of performance evaluator for sixty, mostly senior, linguists. In 1985, she was reassigned to Fort Meade, Maryland: where she trained civilians, foreign nationals, and domestic military personnel on a classified system for the National Security Agency. She was honorably discharged from the military in 1986, after six years of service.

In 1997, after several moves and career changes, Strohmer received an undergraduate degree in history from Southern Oregon University. She is currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s doctoral program in history, and serves as interviewer for the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project.


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Portrait of Therese Strohmer, circa 1980
Item # WV0441.6.001
From the Therese Strohmer Papers
Therese Strohmer receiving award, 1986
Item # WV0441.6.002
From the Therese Strohmer Papers
Oral history interview with Therese Strohmer, 2009
Item # wv0441.5.001
From the Therese Strohmer Papers