Navy Advancement Past O4


im new to this site and considering joining the navy upon graduation... ive been reading up on advancement and was wondering if it is possible for a navy nurse to make it past O4 and if so how would one go upon doing that?

In all branches it is possible for those of the 'nurse corp' to become generals and YES passed 04.

At this point I would say in your military job you just do well and more importantly 'don't make a huge mistake' over time it will be very easy to make 04 as a successful officer.


708 Posts

Not Navy but:


Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for Healthcare Operations,

and Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services


1975 Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, University of Maryland at Baltimore

1980 Nursing Service Management Course, School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas

1982 Flight Nurse School, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas

1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1984 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar

1990 Master's degree in nursing administration, University of Texas at San Antonio

1999 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


mobilization assistant to the Deputy Surgeon General,


1974 Bachelor's degree in nursing, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.

1977 Flight Nurse School, Brooks AFB, Texas

1979 Family Practice Nurse Practitioner certificate, University of California, San Diego

1983 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

1985 Master's degree in nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 1985 Associate of Arts degree in health care administration, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa

1986 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

1993 Air War College, by correspondence

2003 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C


282 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

There are many captains at my hospital!

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