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Anna Mae Hays

First woman in the US Army to be promoted to a general officer rank

Brigadier General, US Army

Anna was chief of the Army Nurse Corps from September 1, 1967 until her retirement on August 31, 1971.  Army Chief of Staff General William C. Westmoreland, officiated at her retirement from the Army and awarded her with the Distinguished Service Medal.  She maintained some involvement in Army Nurse Corps affairs but added other activities and interests in professional circles, hometown issues, her condominium association, and an array of retiree groups.

Learn more at the following links:

Army Nurse Corps Association Bio:


Army Heritage Bio


Examiner Article


US Army Bio


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