On June 11, 1970, Colonel Anna Mae Hays, Chief, Army Nurse Corps - She became the first woman in the history of the U.S. Army to attain general officer rank.
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first female and first nurse to become surgeon general of the Army Dec. 7, 2011. On that date she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and became the 43rd surgeon general of the Army by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, in a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. Horoho had previously commanded the Army Nurse Corps since 2008, when she received a rare two-grade promotion from colonel to major general...
A survivor of 2 wars, a prison camp, and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, (19 Dec 1907 – 28 May 2002), was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history. Entered the United States Army Nurse Corps as a surgical nurse in 1934. Also served in the Korean War as Chief Nurse for the 171st Evacuation Hospital. In 1951, she was named Chief Nurse for Eighth Army, where she supervised > 500 Army nurses throughout Korea. Promoted to Colonel in 1958; retired from the Army in 1963. HOOAH!