Michelle Howard. She was the first black woman to achieve two-star admiral rank, as well as the first female graduate of the U. Sailors under her leadership rescued Richard Phillips, the captain of the container ship MV Maersk Alabama , who was held hostage April 8—12, 2009 by Somali pirates. Michelle J. Select feedback type: Article Media. Michelle Howard about U.
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In 2014, Howard became the first female four-star admiral and took over as vice chief of naval operations. American Civil War, four-year war 1861—65 between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded…. Contact our editors with your feedback. Navy battle group when in 2009 she took command of Expeditionary Strike Group Two. But she confronted him. That circumstance changed when U. Alternative Titles: Naval Academy promoted to flag officer.
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