Feature| Volume 17, ISSUE 5, P457-460, October 2019

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The First Female Hispanic General Officer in the United States Air Force Was a Nurse:

Brigadier General Carmelita Vigil Schimmenti
      This nurse leader profile describes some of the achievements by Brigadier General Carmelita Vigil Schimmenti, the Ninth Nurse Corps Chief of the United States Air Force and first Hispanic Air Force general officer. General Schimmenti describes her leadership within cultural, social, and professional nursing contexts.
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      Victoria Hughes, DSN, MA, RN, CENP, is assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She can be reached at [email protected] Tamryn Gray, PhD, MSN, RN, BMTCN, is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.