With deep sadness, we inform you of the passing of NNOA founding member Captain Julia O. Barnes. Capt. Julia Barnes was the first black woman nurse corps officer to command a naval hospital when she took command of Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1986. She was also among the visionaries who founded the National Naval Officers Association in 1972, actively supporting the Sea Services in recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse officer corps. She passed away on September 14, 2023.

Funeral Information:
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 S. Valley Rd.
Paoli, PA 19312

Visitation: 1000
Service: 1100