ANCA's Virtual Speaker Series February speaker was COL (Ret.) Constance J. (C.J.) Moore, former Army Nurse Corps Historian and present ANCA Historian. COL Moore talked about the twenty-year anniversary of the Iraqi invasion through the eyes of a dozen nurses. Her presentation is entitled, “In Their Own Words: Army Nurses Remember the Invasion into Iraq.” In honor of that anniversary, and that of the Army Nurse Corps itself, founded 122 years ago on 2 February 1901, the presentation is being made publicly available for the month of February at X.
About the speaker: Colonel Moore received her Bachelor of Science in History from Iowa State University and in Nursing from Seattle State University. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University. During her 25-year Army career, she served in various psychiatric nursing positions and in hospital education and nursing academic roles. Other assignments included the Army Nursing Corps Historian, and Pentagon Crisis Management Team Member, where she provided support for the military and civilian staff after the 9-11 bombing. After retiring from active federal service in 2008, Moore worked at as a member of the faculty at the School of Nursing, University of El Paso. She also telecommuted as a government contractor for the Defense Center for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. She maintains her passion for history by having served as the Army Nurse Corps Association Historian since 2008. She has written Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Presidents and Popes, published by the University of Cincinnati Press.