Skip to comments.President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral (Michelle Howard)
Posted on 12/15/2013 10:41:23 AM PST by EveningStar
The United States named a new Full Admiral in Washington, D.C. Friday--and it's an African American woman. She's will be the first ever female in Naval history to win a fourth star assuming the Senate approves President Obama's nomination. The Navy announced her nomination in an official release.
Vice admiral Michelle Howard,53, is currently the deputy chief of naval operations, plans, and strategy.She will serve as the Navy's second ranking officer, vice chief of naval operations, just a single step below the Navy's top officer, the chief of naval operations.
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Commentary from Laura Wood at The Thinking Housewife:
Woman Nominated for Second in Command in Navy
It is becoming so obvious.
Congratulations to her. She certainly is experienced and deserves this.
Third promotion since Obama took office?
Admiral “Bull” Halsey is vomiting in his grave.
God help us.
Good for her. She is certainly deserving. And good for us.
The Chinese are expanding their blue water Navy and executing missions to the moon. We’re only interested in expanding opportunities for queers, minorities and women....
yes, reading the comments from people who’ve met her, she does seem like the perfect leader for a neutered navy.
Yep let’s see, Black(check), UGLY(Check), A “Naval” “Academy” “Grad”(check). This STINKS of “Affirmative Action” all the way around.
Is there any doubt with the nuclear option now in play?
Does she cover the lesbo constituency?
yes, reading the comments from people whove met her, she does seem like the perfect leader for a neutered navy.
Do you ask the same kind of question when a male is promoted? Good grief.
If she rally said that, I think I’m going to be a fan.
That supposed be sarcastic?
I thought it was a fully-charged phaser bank ??
Engineering officers don’t have it easy. I was glad to see that in her resume. It would be interesting to talk to the chiefs that served under her during her shipboard assignments. That would be proof positive either way. Did they carry her? Or did she do the job?
All of those points being made . we may luck out and she could be great.
Of Course she will be confirmed, all of those points and one you did not mention assure that./
This ought to put the fear of our naval forces into the hearts and minds of our enemies.
It din’t do much here tho.
Yeah, she said it.
I read her bio. Did you? You can easily google it. I am sick of people not doing research and just spouting off nonsense.
No because its more natural for men to be warriors.
Suddenly all these black women are more qualified for high positions of authority? Don’t think so.
I agree with you completely. A wise and intelligent suggestion..it is appreciated.
The best ambassador, she likes to say, is a warship.
I definitely like that...and I hope it was SHE who ordered the Navy Seals to take back the ship with Phillips from the Somali pirates.
I did not see that coming. Your objection is her pigmentation? I thought it was simply because she is a woman. I will wait for confirmation hearings but I am sure she is deserving and we will find that out soon enough.
Read Santorums bio genius
Ma’am, would you be willing to shoot civilians?
Note the Somali story...she FAILED in negotiating a peaceful resolution. The SEALS ended up doing the job.
Read Santorums bio genius
I have and hope he is President of the United States of America in 2016. Of course liberals like yourself will vote for a Romney part. You RINOs are amazing.
Please tell me you are not serious. You really think Romney will run again? Ever???
I wonder how she answered “The Question”......
>> I read her bio ...
Just goes to show that affirmative action taints EVERY minority, no matter how good or incompetent. (I know; my wife is a Boeing 747 captain - recently retired)
No. I am just using that as an example of those who vote for Romney types.
That is true. It is just a shame that back in the day the didn’t hire people on merit and had to do this. Of course now it has gone too far.
Well, according to Wiki she did win an award from the NAACP.
Yes.I am suspicious of the pigmentation/gender combo since we’ve had so many disasters like Jarrett, Rice, Lisa Jackson. Also the gender problem seems obvious in light of the feminization and homosexualization of the military.
I think you would find the good outweigh the bad. And as a woman I can outshoot most men. Having said that, I am the first to say...physically? I will take a man every time...I meant strength... oops. lol...well...either..both.
I am most worried about what her actual plans are for the Navy and whether or not she will allow them to uphold their time honored standards and traditions. That is how I feel about literally anyone at this point who is allowed into the Armed Forces and promoted to certain ranks. Certainly I do not condone Affirmative Action in the Armed Forces at all, but here I consider that secondary to say, whether or not she is gonna spout some bullcrap about how “physical strength should not be the end all” and be one of those Army women who’s a career opportunist first and foremost.
Wow! Awesome that she has the preferred genitalia type de jour.
Good outweighs the bad in Obama’s military? Don’t think so.
This is not Obama’s military. This is our military! And I could not be more proud of them.
She apparently gets a star every 24 months courtesy of the the CIC
Maybe he ‘ll keep going and give her 5 or 6 stars before hes done
I noticed it seemed pretty fast since 2007. But I don’t know what the normal speed of such is in these case.
Did you see 60 Minutes last Sunday? If not, please access it online. It is worth your time and effort.
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