Who Knew?! Black Female Navy Admiral Michelle Howard Thwarts Pirates
While the media focused on the rescue of the captain of the U.S. cargo ship from the Somali pirates, our attention was diverted from the very person that lead the charge to get him back to his family. This 365 Black History fact is only circulated on a need-to-know basis... I think my readers just MIGHT be interested in knowin'... y'all let ME KNOW for sure. Leave your commments...seems Black FIRSTS are STILL being made in the 21st Century. That being said I, for one-- American of African hertiage, find such info newsworthy.
Apparently, the Navy Times ran a story on Rear Admiral Michelle Howard who took command of the Navy’s counterpiracy task force only three days before the pirates attacked the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama and snagged the captain as a hostage. Get the story from Navy Times here. I caught wind of this story via an email be circulated by my family members.
The U.S. Navy hadn’t seen this type of action in a very long time and piracy hasn’t been something the Navy has had to counter attack in over 100 years. Howard’s expertise and illustrious Navy career showed her to be the perfect person for this mission. She is the first female graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to be promoted to Rear Admiral.
In the article, she said, ““Right now, the policy is, fight piracy, and I am all about that policy … We are quite capable of staying out here and doing this mission.”
Check out her many accomplishments as career Navy personnel. http://www.navy.mil/search/photolist.asp
3girlsmomma salutes you Rear Admiral Michelle Howard!
Readers, you betta tell somebody 'bout this sistah... she's a BAD MOTOR SCOOTER! -lol