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Linda Bird

Rear Adm. Linda J. Bird, was the first woman in the U.S. Navy supply corps promoted to flag rank in 1998. Commissioned through Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1974, she served aboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40), USS Puget Sound (AD 38), and a variety of shore locations to include NAVSUP deputy commander for financial management/comptroller; vice commander of Naval Supply Systems Command; and director of supply, ordnance and logistics operations division, N41, office of the CNO. She was nominated for the rank of rear admiral (upper half) in 2002 and retired from the Navy in 2005 after 31 years of service.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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