Michelle Howard, 4-Star Admiral, 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations
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Black History Month: Michelle Howard, Four-Star Admiral and 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Michelle_J_Howard, 4-star admiral and 38th vice chief of Naval operations
Michelle Howard

Michelle J. Howard, four-star admiral and 38th Vice Chief of Naval OperationsFour-star Adm. Michelle Howard currently serves as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations–the first woman and the first African American to hold that position. She is the highest-ranking African American woman ever in any branch of the military. Howard is also the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Rushmore.


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