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Rear Admiral Michelle Howard on Women and Minorities in the US Navy

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy, answers questions at Nova Southeastern University about "Women and Minorities in Today's US Navy." The event is part of Fleet Week 2010 Port Everglades.

An American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She is the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship. In 2006, she was selected for the rank of Rear Admiral lower half, making her the first admiral selected from the United States Naval Academy class of 1982 and the first woman graduate of the United States Naval Academy selected for Admiral. In 2009, Howard was nominated for the rank of Rear Admiral upper half, and assumed command of Expeditionary Strike Group Two while deployed in the Gulf of Aden.