April 20, 1926 |
Bingham Canyon, Utah
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1951-1979|
|Commands held||Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps|
|Awards||Legion of Merit|
Born in 1924, Maxine Conder is a native of the state of Utah. She earned her nursing diploma in 1947 from St. Marks Hospital School of Nursing in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Conder served in hospital ship USS Haven (AH-12) off of Korea, and in Naval Hospital, Guam, as well as in various stateside assignments. After several assignments as chief nurse, she was promoted to the rank of captain in 1970. As Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, she became the second woman promoted to the rank of rear Admiral.
Awards and decorations
- Sterner, Doris M. (1997). In and Out of Harm's Way: A history of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. Seattle, WA: Peanut Butter Publishing. ISBN 0-89716-706-6.
- Godson, Susan H. (2001). Serving Proudly: A history of Women in the U.S. Navy. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-317-6.
- Nurses and the U.S. Navy -- Overview and Special Image Selection Naval Historical Center
Alene B. Duerk
|Director, Navy Nurse Corps