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  1. On 9 August 1955, President Eisenhower signed into law, H.R. 2559, which authorized reserve commissions in the Army Nurse Corps for male RNs. Eleven years later, 30 SEP 1966, Public Law 89-609 authorized regular commissions for male RNs into the Army Nurse Corps.

    Both dates are very important to me since I was first a reserve commissioned ANC officer in 2003 and this past March accepted regular commission into the ANC.

    HOOAH!
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  3. by   athena55
    Corvette Guy:
    Thank you for reminding so many of us how far certain aggregate groups have come (or still have to go)
    I think the first time I was aware of the discrepancy between experience and gender related to the Armed Forces, was -- believe it or not, an episode of MASH. If I remember correctly, the person sweeping or mopping the floors was a Nurse in the "real world" pre-Koren War, and he was not afforded the rank he deserved.
    My Uncle Edward (may he rest) was a medic during WWII and the Koren War, but he was not allowed to enroll in nursing school. He carried that disappointment with him for the rest of his life on earth. He separated after 25 years with the Army
    athena
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    On 9 August 1955, President Eisenhower signed into law, H.R. 2559, which authorized reserve commissions in the Army Nurse Corps for male RNs. Eleven years later, 30 SEP 1966, Public Law 89-609 authorized regular commissions for male RNs into the Army Nurse Corps.

    Both dates are very important to me since I was first a reserve commissioned ANC officer in 2003 and this past March accepted regular commission into the ANC.

    HOOAH!
    Hi Corvette Guy,

    Thank you for pointing out these two (actually four) important anniversary dates. Congratulations for your two especiallly!

    Gen
  5. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from athena55
    Corvette Guy:
    Thank you for reminding so many of us how far certain aggregate groups have come (or still have to go)
    I think the first time I was aware of the discrepancy between experience and gender related to the Armed Forces, was -- believe it or not, an episode of MASH. If I remember correctly, the person sweeping or mopping the floors was a Nurse in the "real world" pre-Koren War, and he was not afforded the rank he deserved.
    My Uncle Edward (may he rest) was a medic during WWII and the Koren War, but he was not allowed to enroll in nursing school. He carried that disappointment with him for the rest of his life on earth. He separated after 25 years with the Army
    athena
    Athena,

    I know you are very proud of your Uncle Edward [May He R.I.P.]. Army Medics are very valuable to the AMEDD!

    Take Care!
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Gennaver
    Hi Corvette Guy,

    Thank you for pointing out these two (actually four) important anniversary dates. Congratulations for your two especiallly!

    Gen
    You are very kind.
  7. by   macanes
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    On 9 August 1955, President Eisenhower signed into law, H.R. 2559, which authorized reserve commissions in the Army Nurse Corps for male RNs. Eleven years later, 30 SEP 1966, Public Law 89-609 authorized regular commissions for male RNs into the Army Nurse Corps.

    Both dates are very important to me since I was first a reserve commissioned ANC officer in 2003 and this past March accepted regular commission into the ANC.

    HOOAH!
    To me, too. My father was a medic in Korea (Chosin, Pusan, Inchon, etc.) and went to nursing school a couple of years after getting out of the Army in 1953. He went back into the ANC in 1960 as an RN, and got his CRNA in 1964, the year I was born. Proud of dad. I don't use the term "male nurse" anymore. He's a nurse (CRNA, former ANC COL). I'm a nurse (CRNA, former ANC CPT). Mom's a nurse. My sister is a nurse.
    My poor brother can't stand to have dinner with us discussing the day's gross nursing stuff -- turns him green.

    Grew up in the Army. Feel like it's a part of my life. But, sure don't miss the BS. More power to you, hoss.

    John Z, CRNA
    Ft. Benning, GA
  8. by   olivedrab
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    On 9 August 1955, President Eisenhower signed into law, H.R. 2559, which authorized reserve commissions in the Army Nurse Corps for male RNs. Eleven years later, 30 SEP 1966, Public Law 89-609 authorized regular commissions for male RNs into the Army Nurse Corps.

    Both dates are very important to me since I was first a reserve commissioned ANC officer in 2003 and this past March accepted regular commission into the ANC.

    HOOAH!
    THANK YOU for posting this info! would you know if the statistic that i've read about civilian male nurses also applies to the ANC? that most of the males are anaesthetists?

    also -- i think we need to help wikipedia update the ANC info since it warrants barely a paragraph under their main AMEDD article, yet the NNC gets a full page of its own article with full history.

    compare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Me...my_Nurse_Corps
    with: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_Nurse_Corps
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from olivedrab
    THANK YOU for posting this info! would you know if the statistic that i've read about civilian male nurses also applies to the ANC? that most of the males are anaesthetists?

    also -- i think we need to help wikipedia update the ANC info since it warrants barely a paragraph under their main AMEDD article, yet the NNC gets a full page of its own article with full history.

    compare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Me...my_Nurse_Corps
    with: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_Nurse_Corps
    I can't say the specific percentage of male Soldier CRNAs [66F], but I can tell you a lot of the 66F are in fact male ANC officers. I've also noticed a great number of Soldier critical care nurses [66H8A] are also male ANC officers. I do remember reading a few years back that about 34% of ANC officers are males compared to civilian male RNs are about 7% of the total civilian RN pop.
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Sep 14, '06
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