Although women first wore the forest green uniform with the globe-and-anchor insignia in World War I, the Marine Corps Women's Reserve was not established until February 13, 1943. Mrs. Ruth Cheney Streeter, a mother of four from Morristown, N.J., was appointed as its first director. Unlike the WAC, WAVES and SPARS, the women of the Marines had no official nickname. They were known as the Women's Reserve until 1948, when the Women's Armed Services Integration Act established the enlistment and appointment of women in the regular Marine Corps and they became the Women Marines.