Joan Hughes was one of the first Department of the Navy African-American Flag Officers and civilian Senior Executive Service (SES) members.
Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, deputy surgeon general, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hampton University,
Maj. Gen. Susan K. Mashiko was deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, the nation’s spy satellite agency. She entered the Air Force as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy
Historic appointment as Linda Singh becomes the first female and the first African American to command the Maryland Army National Guard.
Michelle Janine Howard, a 2008 Women of Color Career Achievement Winner, became the first woman to attain the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history.
Commander Sonya Waters and Commander Kanti Ford save limbs and lives around the world and have received commendation for their contributions to medicine.