Myn M. Hoffman

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Myn M. Hoffman
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LCDR Myn M. Hoffman, USN (NC)
Born12 May 1883
Bradford, Illinois
Died5 January 1951 (1951-01-06) (aged 67)
Bronxville, New York
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchNavy, Nurse Corps
Years of service1917– 1938
Commands held4th Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

Myn M. Hoffman was the fourth Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

Early life[edit]

Myn M. Hoffman was born in Bradford, Illinois, on 12 May 1883. After several years as an educator, she attended St. Joseph's Hospital Training School for Nurses in Denver, Colorado, graduating in 1915.

Navy Nurse Corps career[edit]

Miss Hoffman entered the Navy Nurse Corps in February 1917 and was promoted to Chief Nurse two years later. During the First World War and in the post-war era, she served at several naval hospitals, including that at Washington, D.C. In 1934, Chief Nurse Hoffman was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps and became the Corps' fourth Superintendent in January 1935. She retired from the Navy in October 1938. When Navy Nurses were included in the Navy's ranking system, she received the rank of Lieutenant Commander in recognition of her service as Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps.

Later life[edit]

Hoffman died in Bronxville, New York, on 5 January 1951.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sterner, Doris M. (1997). In and Out of Harm's Way: A history of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. Seattle, WA: Peanut Butter Publishing. ISBN 0-89716-706-6.
  • Godson, Susan H. (2001). Serving Proudly: A history of Women in the U.S. Navy. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-317-6.

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Preceded by
Josephine Beatrice Bowman
Superintendent, Navy Nurse Corps
Succeeded by
Sue S. Dauser