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Clara Adams-Ender

Superintendents and Chiefs of the Army Nurse Corps


Eighteenth ANC Chief
1 September 1987 through 31 August 1991

Education:

Received a B.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina in 1961

Received a M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1969

Received a M.M.A.S., U.S. Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1976

Career:

Brigadier General Adams-Ender received her ANC commission in 1961. Her overseas assignments include service in Korea and West Germany. In 1967 she became the first woman in the Army to receive the Expert Field Medical Badge. In 1976 she became the first nurse and first woman to be awarded the degree Master of Military Art and Science at the U.S. Army Command and Staff College. Under her tenure as Chief, the Corps successfully met the challenges of Operation Desert Storm. Following her tenure as Chief of the Corps, she served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, until her retirement in August 1993. She received the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal among her awards and honors.