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Julia O. Flikke

Superintendents and Chiefs of the Army Nurse Corps

Photograph, Julia O. Flikke

Sixth ANC Superintendent
1 June 1937 through 30 June 1943

Education:

Graduated from Augustana Hospital Training School, Chicago, Illinois in 1915

Career:

Her service to the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) spanned both world wars and included overseas assignments in the Philippines and China. In 1927, she was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the ANC and was promoted to the relative rank of captain. In 1937, she succeeded Julia Stimson as Superintendent with the relative rank of major. She was the last superintendent to hold the office before the statutory limitation of four years was placed on the tenure. She was also the first woman to hold the rank of full colonel in the Army. Although the rating was temporary then (1942), it marked a step forward to granting of full military rank and privileges in 1947. She retired due to disability in June 1943.