President Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate U.S. Air Force Chief General Charles Q. Brown Jr. as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, and General Charles C.Q. Brown the president thanked outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. … Continue reading “President Biden has announced his intention to nominate Gen. C.Q. Brown as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff”
The Fort Gregg-Adams logo is now used to represent the installation formerly known as Fort Lee.
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, a trailblazer, visionary leader, and unwavering supporter of Black engineers passed away on April 28. Lt. General Stewart was pivotal in promoting the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA). This prestigious event recognizes the significant contributions of African American professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) … Continue reading “Lt. General Vincent R. Stewart (Ret.), a Distinguished Leader, Advocate, and Supporter of Black Engineers, Passes Away”
JROTC from high schools across North Carolina learned valuable life lessons from African American military leaders.
Recognizing the 50-year commemoration of National Vietnam War Veterans Day (March 29), US Black Engineer magazine remembers 1992 Black Engineer – Entrepreneur Award winner Samuel Metters (1934-2021). Click here to watch the “Dr. Samuel Metters Celebration of Life” service at Shiloh Baptist Church on October 19, 2021. Metters spent 20 years in the military before … Continue reading “National Vietnam War Veterans Day: Remembering Samuel Metters, Colonel, U.S. Army (1992 BEYA winner)”
Retired U.S. Navy captain Joseph P. Peterson passed away on Sunday, March 5, in Fayetteville, GA. According to his obituary, he is the only African American in the 20th century to enlist as a Seaman, command a submarine, and rise to Navy captain. He was part of the Centennial 7, the small group of seven … Continue reading “Obituary: Joseph P. Peterson is remembered as a ‘trailblazing Seaman, Submarine commander, and Captain’”
Capt. Melvin R. Smith dedicated his life to serving his country and shaping future leaders in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force.
The Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, announced Monday that the guided-missile cruiser formerly USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) will be renamed USS Robert Smalls (CG 62). This renaming honors Robert Smalls, a skilled African American sailor, and statesman born in South Carolina. The decision arrived after a congressionally mandated Naming Commission outlined several military … Continue reading “USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is renamed USS Robert Smalls (CG 62)”
Community service award honorees have shown leadership through outreach both within and outside work. Two winners of this award at the 2023 BEYA STEM Conference help students with a unique “cradle-to-career” approach. Like Bonang Mohale, chancellor of the University of the Free State in South Africa and author of Lift As You Rise, people development … Continue reading “STEM Community BEYA winners lift others as they rise”
The BEYA gala is one of the most-watched events at the BEYA STEM Conference and a highlight of the event is the time-honored ceremony where one honoree succeeds another as Black Engineer of the Year.