Navy Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard nominated to recieve her fourth star

On Friday, 13 DEC 13, the Secretary of Defense announced Navy Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard has been nominated by President Obama for appointment to the rank of Admiral and assignment as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO).

This is a very historic nomination. Upon confirmation, Admiral Howard will become our nation's first female naval officer (Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps) recommended for promotion to attain this rank and the first African-American female officer in the history of United States' military recommended to receive four stars. 

(Left) Internet Pioneer Mr. Emmit J. McHenry, BDPA-DC's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy, attended National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter 35th Anniversary Awards Gala, November 3, 2013, Washington Navy Yard. Department of the Navy's CIO (DONCIO) Mr. Terry Halvorsen delivered the Chapter's annual keynote address. 

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Edited Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:58 PM

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