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

Washington Post, by Dan Lamothe

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/2/2014 12:19:41 AM

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

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So, where are the Hispanic officers in this color conscience 0bamaNation?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cdr, 7/2/2014 1:27:32 AM     (No. 9907847)

Deleted by Staff. Replies like Yawn, So what? and Who cares? are not acceptable responses on this site. Use them and get blocked. If you don´t care why are you here?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/2/2014 2:14:21 AM     (No. 9907859)

I wonder if that 4th star was for working for The Muslim?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Roark, 7/2/2014 2:37:31 AM     (No. 9907862)

This will be history when such event are not news. I find this article to be both sexist and racist. But, what do you expect from the WaPo?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DW626, 7/2/2014 3:10:52 AM     (No. 9907869)

It´s commendable to anyone who achieve this rank, and I congratulate the admiral. But the "first African-American"..."first woman"..blah blah blah os getting more than a little old and played out, enough already.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 7/2/2014 3:27:27 AM     (No. 9907871)

Identity politics amongst the Brass? No way!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 7/2/2014 5:51:30 AM     (No. 9907880)

Now if she comes out of the closet as also being gay, liberals will hold their first sincere parade for someone in the Military.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hisself, 7/2/2014 7:38:52 AM     (No. 9907955)


Affirmative Action is alive and well in ohbummer´s military!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 7/2/2014 7:39:15 AM     (No. 9907956)

Well, at least she´s "Historic".....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/2/2014 7:50:23 AM     (No. 9907975)

Re #6, the photo accompanying the article shows her husband ...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/2/2014 11:03:18 AM     (No. 9908243)

Follow the resume...IS she actually qualified or is this another PC appointment?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zjrog, 7/2/2014 1:32:31 PM     (No. 9908569)

From what I know of her past, which isn´t as much as I should know, and as a former Navy member, she is a kick ass sort of person when need be. She earned her way in her early career and firmly believe this to be true now as well.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/2/2014 1:38:18 PM     (No. 9908577)

Admiral Affirmative Action Howard.

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