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Congratulations Adm. Howard

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1Congratulations Adm. Howard Empty Congratulations Adm. Howard 7/1/2014, 3:53 pm


The 1st female four star Admiral in Navy history. That's an amazing achievement.

"Adm. Michelle Howard becomes first four-star woman in Navy history"

The ceremony included a bit of comedy, but there was no denying the significance: For the first time in its history, the Navy promoted a woman on Tuesday to become a four-star admiral.

Surrounded by friends, family and peers, Adm. Michelle J. Howard was promoted to her new rank at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She’ll take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service. She is not only the first woman to hold the job, but the first African-American.

It’s the latest achievement for Howard, who previously was the first African-American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and command a U.S. Navy ship. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said her promotion is a “representation of how far we have come, and how far she has helped bring us.”

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Does she have a Pensacola connection?


2seaoat wrote:Does she have a Pensacola connection?

She was once stationed on the USS Lexington in Pensacola. Why do you ask?

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Excellent! I like to see women climbing the ladder.



She was the one who lead the effort to bag the Somali pirates on the Maersk Alabama back in 2009, and rescue its crew and captain.

So, the admiral has seen a little action.....


It is always good to have people moving up the chain of command who have an affinity for the city of Pensacola and the Military bases in the area. Every person who can retain folks in this area is a plus.

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