Skip to comments.Navy's first female admiral, retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, dead at 98
Posted on 07/26/2018 11:17:23 AM PDT by DFG
The Navy's first female admiral, retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, died Saturday at the age of 98, the service branch announced Wednesday.
Duerk, born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1920, joined the Navy as an ensign in 1941 after completing nursing training at the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in Ohio, the Navy said in a news release.
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Why isn't someone like her being held up by feminists as a role model for our younger girls?
Duerk was promoted first, in the 1970s. Hopper got her flag in the 1980s.
Hopper's appointment, from your link:
"After Republican Representative Philip Crane saw her on a March 1983 segment of 60 Minutes, he championed H.J.Res. 341, a joint resolution originating in the House of Representatives, which led to her promotion to commodore by special Presidential appointment." (...) "Effective November 8, 1985, the rank of commodore was renamed rear admiral (lower half) and Hopper became one of the Navy's few female admirals."
I was going to say!
She spoke to my Academy class in 1987. Told us all the iron rule of life that asking for forgiveness is infinitely easier than asking for permission.
Fell in love. First time I’d heard that in four years of Academy training.
Thank you. I was just thinking that.
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