Mary Fields Hall
|Mary Fields Hall|
Pennsylvania, United States
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1959-1991?|
Mary Fields Hall was the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from 1987 to 1991. She was the first U. S. military nurse to command a hospital. She became the commanding officer at Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in July 1983, and later commanded Naval Hospital, Long Beach, California.
She joined the Navy Nurse Corps in 1959. While in the Nurse Corps, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Boston University in 1966 and a master of science degree in nursing service administration from the University of Maryland in 1973.
She became the commanding officer at Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in July 1983, and later commanded Naval Hospital, Long Beach, California.
She became director of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1987, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). She served concurrently as deputy commander for Personnel Management, Naval Medical Command.
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- 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
Mary Joan Nielubowicz
|Director, Navy Nurse Corps