Mariann Stratton

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Mariann Stratton
Born 1945 (age 71–72)
Houston, Texas
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1964–1994
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held United States Navy Nurse Corps
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Achievement Medal

Rear Admiral Mariann Stratton (born 1945) was the Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1991 to 1994.[1]


Born in Houston, Texas, Stratton joined the Navy Nurse Corps in 1964 and attended school on a Navy Nurse Corps Candidate Scholarship. She graduated from Sacred Heart Dominican College in Houston, Texas with degrees in nursing and English.[1] Later she earned master's degrees in nursing from the University of Virginia[2] and in human resource management.[1]

Starting on active duty in 1966, Stratton served stateside as well as overseas in Japan, Ethiopia, Greece, and Italy. Her assignments included director of nursing services at Naval Hospital San Diego.[1]

She became Director of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1991, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). She served concurrently as deputy commander for Personnel Management, Naval Medical Command. In 1993, she published Nurse Corps Strategic Plan - Charting New Horizons.[1] As director, Stratton led the "Working Group on Prevention of Sexual Harassment for Women in the Navy and Marine Corps," and advocated before Congress for equal promotion opportunities for military women.[2]

Stratton retired from the Navy in 1994. In 1996, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnae Award by the University of Virginia Women's Center.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 
  2. ^ a b c Bromley, Anne (13 September 1996). "REAR ADMIRAL MARIANN STRATTON TO BE HONORED AS WOMEN'S CENTER'S 1996 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 

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Preceded by
Mary Fields Hall
Director, Navy Nurse Corps
Succeeded by
Joan Marie Engel