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Ruby F. Bryant

Superintendents and Chiefs of the Army Nurse Corps

Photograph, Ruby F. Bryant

Ninth ANC Chief
1 October 1951 through 30 September 1955

Education:

Graduated from the Army School of Nursing, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC in 1932

Career:

Colonel Bryant was the second graduate of the Army School of Nursing to serve as Chief of the Corps. Her overseas assignments included service in Europe, the Philippines, and the Pacific. She presided over the Corps during the latter half of the Korean War. Upon completion of her term as Chief of the Corps, she reverted to her permanent grade of lieutenant colonel and was assigned as Chief, Nursing Service, Medical Division, Europe. In 1958, she was among the first three women to be promoted to the permanent grade of colonel in the Regular Army. She later served as Director, Nursing Activities, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, until she retired on 30 June 1961. She received the Legion of Merit among her awards and honors.