The National Park Service has to be unique among employers.
For several years Betty Reid Soskin of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, has carried the title of the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service.
Soskin, who turned 91 last year, seemed in no danger of having her status changed by a challenger — until now. It seems the NPS hired a 98-year-old as a ranger in the maintenance division, meaning Soskin is now the second-oldest active ranger and the oldest “interpretive ranger.”
Soskin, whose tours of sites in Richmond are a popular feature of the Rosie the Riveter park, took the news of her changed status with good humor, posting the following on her Facebook page:
We wonder if the new 98-year-old ranger has a Facebook page.