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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523600/President-Obama-nominates-female-4-star-Navy-admiral.html

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Michelle Howard is not only female, she is an African American
'For some of the sailors, it was a big deal—not because of the woman thing, but because of the African-American thing,' she told Time.com
Howard is famous for helping to win back Captain Richard Phillips when he was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 and is part if the inspiration for the film Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks


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Re: President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 03:07:17 PM »
Is Admiral Howard capable of doing the job?

If so, what possible relevance can either sex or race be to the rank?
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Re: President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 03:16:30 PM »
Is Admiral Howard capable of doing the job?

If so, what possible relevance can either sex or race be to the rank?
We don't bother with those questions anymore.  **nononono*
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Re: President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »
Her jacket looks solid.

Captain Winifred Collins award.
Chief engineer, USS Mount Hood.
First Lieut., USS Flint
XO, USS Tortuga.
CO, USS Mount Rushmore.
Command ESG 2, flag on USS Boxer.

She's a mustang. Came up through the ranks. Done enough sharp end to know what it's about, a few years ashore to know how the game is played.
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Re: President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 03:49:44 PM »
Her jacket looks solid.

Captain Winifred Collins award.
Chief engineer, USS Mount Hood.
First Lieut., USS Flint
XO, USS Tortuga.
CO, USS Mount Rushmore.
Command ESG 2, flag on USS Boxer.

She's a mustang. Came up through the ranks. Done enough sharp end to know what it's about, a few years ashore to know how the game is played.
Hope you are correct. If she is qualified then so be it.



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