Duerk, Alene Bertha
|born on||29 March 1920 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )|
|Place||Defiance OH, USA, 41n17, 84w21|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°18' 04°34 Asc. 07°58'|
American military, the first female to achieve flag rank in the USN, named Rear Admiral in 1972 representing all Navy women. She joined the Navy 30 years before and became head of the Nurse Corp in 1970. As administrator, she directs 2,300 servicewomen in 39 Naval hospitals.
Her dad died when she was four and she was raised on an Ohio farm with her grandfolks, close to her mom; one younger sister. She decided to be a nurse to help others and gained her R.N. in 1941. Duerk served as an Ensign in WW II, and gained her B.S. in 1948.
Lieutenant Commander was the highest rank ever held by a woman; she made that grade in 1958, and four years later, Commander. There are four female Generals in the U.S. Army and two in the USAF. No militant feminist, 5'11", she sees responsibility as natural for all capable women. She has a relaxed manner and an easy smile. Very organized, she is easy going and reasonable. At home in Alexandria, VA, she relaxes with a small garden and enjoys cooking, reading, theater and visiting her family.
- Social : Joined group 1940 (Joined the Navy)
- Social : End a program of study 1941 (Received her R.N.)
- Social : End a program of study 1948 (Received her B.S.)
- Work : Gain social status 1972 (Navy Rear Admiral)
Gauquelin Book of American Charts
- Traits : Body : Size (Height close to 6')
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age four when dad died)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two girls)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids (Admin. Navy nurse Corp)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Rear Admiral)
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First female Rear Admiral in USN)
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women