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Fran McKee

Rear Adm. Fran McKee became one of the first two women to attend the Naval War College in 1969, and subsequently the first woman line officer to attain flag rank in 1976. Commissioned in the Navy in 1950, McKee served in administrative roles at Naval Air Station Port Lyautey, Morocco, Damage Control School, San Francisco, California, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Air Reserve Training, officer-in-charge of the Naval Women Officers School, Newport, Rhode Island, and as a personnel officer at Naval Station Rota, Spain. After attending the Naval War College, she served in special roles for the chief of naval personnel, and became the first woman selected to command a naval security group. After her promotion to rear admiral (lower half), she served as director of naval education development at the Naval Education and Training Command, Pensacola, Florida, and assistant chief of naval personnel for human resource management with additional duty as assistant deputy CNO for human resource management. She was promoted to rear admiral (upper half) in 1978. McKee retired from the Navy in 1981 after 31 years of service.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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