Women's History Month 2021 - Dudley Knox Library
Women's History Month 2021
CDR Frances Biadasz
Cmdr. Frances Biadasz became NPS’ only, and likely first, female instructor in 1963, teaching courses in International Relations and International Communism. Biadasz had a remarkable naval career filled with firsts. In 1958, she worked as Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Arleigh A. Burke. Later that same year, Biadasz received her PhD in International Relations from Georgetown University and earned Georgetown’s “Gold Key,” its highest academic honor. In the picture above, Biadasz presents mentor Burke with her Gold Key as a token of her appreciation for his “long and consistent support of graduate instruction for naval officers in the field of International Relations”.
Read a full interview with Cmdr. Biadasz in “The Classmate” available in Calhoun, the NPS Archive.
November 2015 by Irene Berry
Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron ; Naclerio, Anne L 2015
Bell, Jerri ; Crow, Tracy ; Williams, Kayla; Jerri Bell ; Tracy Crow 2017
Zeigler, Sara L.; Gunderson, Gregory G. 2005
Bellafaire, Judith 2011
Tasker, Yvonne 2011
Other Interesting Resources
Allen, Stefanie V.
Female Officer Retention in the Marine Corps:An Exploratory Study of Early Supervisors and Mentors. 2018. Master’s thesis.
Baral, Bhumi Bhakta.
Integrating Women in the Armed Forces: Two Ways Forward. 2018. Master’s thesis.
Ceralde, Clinton T. and Christopher S. Czepiel.
Maximizing Female Retention in the Navy. 2014. Master’s thesis. Outstanding Thesis Award