Patricia Ann Tracey
First female Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral, US Navy
In 2001, she was the all-time senior ranking female officer in the US military.
A native of The Bronx, New York, Vice Admiral Tracey graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, completed Women's Officer' School, and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1970. She also earned a Master's degree, with distinction, in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her initial assignment in the U.S. Navy was to the Naval Space Surveillance Systems where she was qualified as a Command Center Officer and Orbital Analyst. The admiral's personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service, three Legion of Merit Awards, and three Meritorious Service Medals.
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- US Navy Official Retirement Ceremony Speech