Text: H.Con.Res.88 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 88 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 88

  Honoring Brigadier General Hazel Winifred Johnson-Brown, the first 
African-American woman to hold the rank of General in the United States 
                             Armed Forces.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 16, 2011

  Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself, Ms. Jackson Lee of 
 Texas, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, 
    Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Bass of California, Mr. Sablan, Mr. 
Pierluisi, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Rangel, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Smith of Texas, Ms. 
 Norton, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Israel, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Meeks, Ms. 
   Wilson of Florida, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Johnson of 
   Georgia, Mr. Cleaver, and Ms. Richardson) submitted the following 
  concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed 
Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
                          committee concerned

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
  Honoring Brigadier General Hazel Winifred Johnson-Brown, the first 
African-American woman to hold the rank of General in the United States 
                             Armed Forces.

Whereas General Johnson-Brown was born October 10, 1927, in West Chester, 
        Pennsylvania, to the late Clarence L. Johnson, Sr., and Garnett H. 
        Johnson;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown earned her nursing diploma at Harlem Hospital 
        School of Nursing in 1950, after being denied admission to the West 
        Chester School of Nursing because she was Black;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown, a pioneering military nurse, enlisted in the Army 
        in 1955 and rose in the ranks due to her advanced operating room skills 
        and strong leadership abilities;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from 
        Villanova University in 1959;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown earned her master's degree in nursing education 
        from Columbia University's Teachers College in 1963;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown earned her doctorate in educational administration 
        from Catholic University in 1978;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown held numerous leadership positions throughout her 
        tenure in the Army, including Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute 
        School of Nursing and Chief Army Nurse in South Korea;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown was twice named Army nurse of the year;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown made history when she became the first African-
        American woman to be promoted to Brigadier General in the United States 
        Armed Forces in 1979;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown made history when she became the first African-
        American to be selected as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps in 1979;
Whereas General Johnson-Brown's military decorations include the Army 
        Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, 
        the Legion of Merit, and Distinguished Service Medal;
Whereas after retiring from the Army, General Johnson-Brown became Director of 
        the Division of Governmental Affairs at the American Nurses Association; 
        and
Whereas General Johnson-Brown taught at the graduate nursing program at George 
        Mason University where she established and served as Director of the 
        Center for Health Policy: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) honors General Brigadier Hazel Johnson-Brown for 
        outstanding achievements in and significant contributions to 
        the nursing profession and her dedication to the United States 
        Army;
            (2) recognizes General Hazel Johnson-Brown as the first 
        African-American woman to hold the rank of General in the 
        United States Armed Forces and the first African-American Chief 
        of the Army Nurse Corps; and
            (3) advocates for women of color to enter nursing and 
        supports strategies to remedy the national shortage of nurses.
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