Sargent Connie Rodd was created by Will Eisner and started as the secondary character of PS: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly. Connie was seemingly a femme fatale straight out of one of her creator Will Eisner’s Spirit comics. She not only kept the Army’s wheels rolling, she did all the paperwork as well, she did seem to do a lot of lecturing however. This was due to her primary role of being the literal pin up girl for preventative maintenance. She would dispense good advice to other characters (especially Private Joe Dope) and the readers on how to do things correctly. Private Joe Dope was an example of everything a solider in the Army’s motor pool should not be, Connie was a shining example of what you should do, and she did it all while almost never making it into a regulation army uniform.
Private Joe Dope was the star of the comic but quickly fell into the background compared to Connie. Eventually she would take over the comics section. She also took over PS’s center double page full color pinup called Joe’s Dope Sheet. No one however missed Joe after she replaced him there. Her 20 years of steady appearances in PS make Connie the longest running female military characters in comics.