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Navy has its first female four-star admiral
Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 6:41 PM EDT

Posted on 07/01/2014 5:20:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Navy has its first female four-star admiral.

She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted on Tuesday to the service’s highest rank. […]

She will serve as the vice chief of naval operations, which makes her the No. 2 admiral in the Navy behind Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: admiralmichelle; ladyadmiral
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1 posted on 07/01/2014 5:20:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Let me guess.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Don’t be so crass.

Looks to be a 3’fer.....


3 posted on 07/01/2014 5:24:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

African American...What a surprise!!


4 posted on 07/01/2014 5:25:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yarddog

Are you sure you didn’t look? ;-)


5 posted on 07/01/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Olog-hai

Her promotions came pretty fast when Obama showed up


6 posted on 07/01/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Olog-hai

Hopefully it is transgendered too!


7 posted on 07/01/2014 5:26:40 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: molson209

Among her many distinctions, Howard in 1999 became the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship.
You think?


8 posted on 07/01/2014 5:27:16 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: Sacajaweau

Oh great. Another Affirmative Action appointee. Now if she’s only a lesbo, that will make it a trifecta.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 5:28:12 PM PDT by Zman516 (Thought-Criminal #1)
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To: Olog-hai
yippee.
10 posted on 07/01/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Olog-hai
Usually the senior leaders of the Navy have experience with senior fleet leadership . . such as CINCPACFLT. Seems to be missing here.
11 posted on 07/01/2014 5:29:37 PM PDT by BAW (Remind me what Richard Nixon did that was so bad he had to resign as president.)
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To: Zman516

She may have balls.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 5:30:07 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Zman516

I think that is probably a good bet, actually.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: yarddog

Yuh know, I take my comment back.

She’s actually quite accomplished, has lineage and is also married to a Marine(ret).

I won’t ask the AM to pull my post either.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JimSEA

I still haven’t looked.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Olog-hai

Come on Guys lay off, she actually earned her way to the top and did not demand promotions because she was a Women, I remember her when I was in and truth be told she seemed very Conservative as quite as it was kept. Now i can speak on many others Women in the Officer’s Corp, but I can tell you she earned hers thru hard work unlike many other Politically Correct Chicksh!t Officers.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 5:32:56 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: umgud

Bet she can’t swim.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:32 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: Zman516
She's married, according to her bio...however..that doesn't necessarily mean anything..

I can't say that she has command presence..but heck, neither does that ass wipe Martin Dempsey..

18 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:57 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Olog-hai
Black Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien..

Oh wait, THAT'S Obama. As for her, umm...

19 posted on 07/01/2014 5:34:15 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: molson209

She went fro commander to 4 star admiral in 15 years. That tells me the promotions boards are more interested in advancing a minority than finding qualified candidates.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 5:35:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BAW

What do all the awards she has mean then?

She has mo fleet experience?

Honest question. I dont know anything.

Just did a quick fly-by on wiki and a few articles.

Looked like she accomplished.

Again, whudduh I know?


21 posted on 07/01/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Trueblackman

Thanks - hope you’re right! Hard to imagine anyone “conservative” getting top rank in this administration’s military.


22 posted on 07/01/2014 5:35:59 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Trueblackman

Thnx.

I apologized after a quick read of her history and am strong enough to leave my error for y’all to make fun of.

Always trust your word.

Thnx


23 posted on 07/01/2014 5:38:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Trueblackman

Hey, is there a way to get more heads up on when you are on media?

I usually see an announcement and don’t have enough time to get it or record it.

Thnx in advance. ..


24 posted on 07/01/2014 5:40:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Trueblackman
So how did she get nominated by Obama if she’s conservative?
25 posted on 07/01/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: molson209

Obama is the person who nominated her for the position. It’s pure politics. No that she’s not capable...but I’m betting she stomped on a whole bunch of ladies when Obama called.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 5:53:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Congrats to Michelle Janine Howard.

When will we get over noticing the gender and/or race of people who succeed? I can’t remember the last time I thought “I can’t believe that *woman/black/asian* got promoted to that level”. I’m pretty sure it was in the ‘70s. In the ‘80s there were some who shouldn’t have been promoted on qualifications (they weren’t allowed to climb the ladder in the 60s/70s and didn’t have the experience) but we had quotas.

These days we may or may not still have quotas but those getting promoted have had opportunity to compete their entire career and they deserve what they’ve got and shouldn’t have anyone questioning how they got there. They may have an edge up over me (an old white male) because of their race/gender, but they deserve the position every bit as much as an equivalent old white male. I can’t believe some people (mostly liberals) are still discrediting them by suggesting that they may be less deserving but that it’s important to get an non-white/non-male into that position.

p.s. If the writer’s goal is to encourage female, or african-american readers, I’d recommend replacing “first female” with “a” in the title. Everything else in the article should be very encouraging to a female or african-american girl. In fact, “first” sounds more scary (will there be another? it must be a Herculean effort.)


27 posted on 07/01/2014 5:57:02 PM PDT by LostPassword
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To: Altura Ct.; Olog-hai

Feminization of the military just continues!!!

Wonder how our veterans feel???


28 posted on 07/01/2014 6:05:06 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Olog-hai
So how did she get nominated by Obama if she’s conservative?

From what I understand, an officer can do that by remaining apolitical as they are all actually required to do.

29 posted on 07/01/2014 6:05:22 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: LostPassword
When will we get over noticing the gender and/or race of people who succeed?

When racial and sexual quotas that destroy the more qualified are no longer invoked in order to promote lesser qualified people purely for race and sex politics that the Democrat party thrives on exploiting for their plantation-mindset rape of the people they claim to be helping.

Crawl back to DU, troll.

30 posted on 07/01/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Olog-hai; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


31 posted on 07/01/2014 6:06:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: LostPassword

Freeper...please...


32 posted on 07/01/2014 6:20:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BAW

Wow. A real Chester Nimitz, Raymond Spruance and William Halsey all rolled into one admiral!


33 posted on 07/01/2014 6:20:22 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Talisker

Dawg!

Thatz cold...

LOL


34 posted on 07/01/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That tells me the promotions boards are more interested in advancing a minority than finding qualified candidates.

David Petraeus went from Lieutenant Colonel to four stars in about the same time. What minority slot was he filling?

35 posted on 07/01/2014 6:29:23 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Liberal ass kisser. Not you, Petraeus.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 6:35:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought that Grace Hopper was the first 4 star admiral, but I could be wrong.


37 posted on 07/01/2014 6:40:30 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: All

If she earned her position and is good at her job then more power to her.

However, I have run across several minority high ranking officers who would fail a 4th grade English course (and I am not exaggerating). So don’t tell me there are no quotas in the military.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Actually what is says is that she had a mentor some where
near the top. Promotions up through 1 star are usually dependent on performance. Above that level, whom you were or are connected with carries a lot of weight with selection boards. If I remember correctly, who ever is considered for promotion to 3 & 4 stars in any service is discussed in the White House.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: Olog-hai

Now that is a mystery, but one thing I do know is I had the chance to meet her, when I was station in Norfolk and she was a no sense officer and didn’t see the enlisted person under her as a path to promotion and nothing else. She gets my respect because she actually earned it and did not demanded it like many of the ring knockers.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Sacajaweau

“African American...What a surprise!!”

In this case, that begins with an ‘N...’, same as for the imposter in chief...


41 posted on 07/01/2014 7:05:02 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: umgud

“She may have balls.”

Whether she does or does not, we know for sure the CIC does not.


42 posted on 07/01/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: LostPassword

Who are “we”? It’s the media that “noticed” such things.


43 posted on 07/01/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Trueblackman

I take it you meant “no-nonsense”.


44 posted on 07/01/2014 7:18:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes I did.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:30 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Olog-hai

She has long been a favorite of the Black Congressional Caucus. Need not say any more.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:41 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: KosmicKitty
Admiral Grace was a Rear Admiral. I remember years back watching a profile of her on 60 minutes. Quite a Lady she was.

"Amazing Grace"

48 posted on 07/01/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: X Fretensis

I disagree. Politicking really starts at the O-4 level. Not so much in the Coast Guard because of its small officer corps but I still did see some dirtbags get promoted over competent officers.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 1:15:36 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: molson209
Her promotions came pretty fast when Obama showed up

Aye, sir! Albedo checks!


50 posted on 07/02/2014 1:23:01 AM PDT by cynwoody
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