Patricia Ann Tracey was the first woman to be promoted to the United States military rank signified by three stars, having become a vice admiral. She retired as a vice admiral in 2004. She held the positions of Chief of Naval Education and Training , Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy , and Director of Navy Staff from 2001 until the time of her retirement on October 1, 2004. At that time, she was also the all-time senior-ranking female officer in the United States military. Wikipedia*
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Patricia Tracey has seven videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 Forum as a Chief for the Training of the U.S. Navy. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 329 views per program as a Member. Most appearances with Bob Dole (2), William H. Rehnquist (2), Elizabeth Holtzman (2). Most common tags: Military Courts, Women in the Military.