Nov 07, 2019
Commander Darlene Iskra USN (Ret)
The role of Women in WW1 and the history of Armistice Day

Commander Darlene Iskra, USN (Retired) will be the speaker for the Club’s observance of Veteran’s Day on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. 

The Club meets at the Old Alcohol Plant Restaurant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock WA at noon. Guests are welcomed.

Darlene M. Iskra served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years as a diving officer, surface warfare officer, and military staff officer.  She was one of the first women officers to serve as a Diving Officer, and she served on four different ships before taking command of the Rescue and Salvage ship USS Opportune (ARS-41) during Operation Desert Storm. 

She retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander in April 2000, and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland from 1999 to 2007, where she received her Ph.D. in Sociology with two specialty interests:  Military Sociology and Gender Work and Family.




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