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corpsmen, Korean War, Navy Nurse Corps, training, veterans, Vietnam War, World War II



  1. Beach, Patricia Ringos MSN, RN, AOCN, ACHPN
  2. White, Beth E. MSN, RN, CNS


Abstract: Promoted by President Nixon in 1972, Admiral Alene Duerk (1920-2018) was the first female admiral to serve in any navy in the world. This article highlights her accomplishments as a nurse and a military leader.