Author Archives: Frank J. Phillips

  • Army General Receives Second Star

    Nadja Y. West, who serves as deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army Medical Command, has become the Army’s first African American active duty woman officer to be promoted to two-star general. West was honored at a promotion ceremony held April 19 at the Women in Military Service for ...

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  • Black Generals, Rich in Legacy, Make History

    Updated 4/7/2013) Two African-American generals made history this year by simultaneously taking charge of major regional commands. President Barack Obama nominated Generals Lloyd Austin and Vincent Brooks to head U.S. Central Command and U.S. Army Pacific, respectively. Each powerful command ...

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