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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...
Ora Mae Sorensen Hyatt was in her first year of nursing school when US declared war on Japan. In 1943 the Cadet Nurse Corps was organized as means of encouraging more young women to fill the great need of nurses. 3 years later she volunteered for active duty in the ANC, she was 2nd lieutenant at Fort Douglas. Later she served in the Pacific, she discharged on the 15th of Decembre 1945 at Fort Sheridan. She also married during the war with a serviceman ~