First Female Four-Star Admiral


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United States Navy (USN), United States Navy (USN) Promotes Michelle Howard To 4-Star Admiral
Story ID Number: NNS140701-09 @ 2014-07-01 T 10:18 −4

Admiral (Adm) Michelle J. Howard promoted in her new appointment as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO). She was in command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 02 and the multinational Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 aboard the flagship USS Boxer (LHD-04) during 2009 conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden (GoA) and therefore spearheaded the successful coordinated DEVGRU "SEAL Team Six" rescue of Captain Richard Phillips captured and held as hostage from the hijacked MV Maersk Alabama (IMO 9164263) by Somalian pirates [01] [02] [03].
 

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United States Navy (USN), United States Navy (USN) Promotes Michelle Howard To 4-Star Admiral
Story ID Number: NNS140701-09 @ 2014-07-01 T 10:18 −4

Admiral (Adm) Michelle J. Howard promoted in her new appointment as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO). She was in command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 02 and the multinational Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 aboard the flagship USS Boxer (LHD-04) during 2009 conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden (GoA) and therefore spearheaded the successful coordinated DEVGRU "SEAL Team Six" rescue of Captain Richard Phillips captured and held as hostage from the hijacked MV Maersk Alabama (IMO 9164263) by Somalian pirates [01] [02] [03].
She has more combat experience than all of our Gombak generals combined together.

This is truly a 4 star general
 

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Wow I am truly impressed. In other news, our Chief of Defence Force just created waves locally for completing the Combat Skills Course(?).
 

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She has more combat experience than all of our Gombak generals combined together.

This is truly a 4 star general
Can't lump everyone lidat. I do respect those who achieve their ranks not because they belong to white horse species, or love to lick boots. :bsmilie:
 

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Can't lump everyone lidat. I do respect those who achieve their ranks not because they belong to white horse species, or love to lick boots. :bsmilie:
What are you talking about? None of our generals have ever fired a shot in anger, much less been shot at.
 

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What are you talking about? None of our generals have ever fired a shot in anger, much less been shot at.
What about Winston Choo? He is a general, and I sincerely believe that he led his men well in adverse times, and most likely was fired upon by my ex-countrymen.
 

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Was just watching Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard promotion ceremony and was quite surprise at the light-hearted, humorous approach. Thought it to be a strictly formal and solemn instead. Some exchanges...

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~ 07:00

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral (ADM) Jonathan Greenert to Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard: "... and erh..., I suck up to the secretary, just remember that ah..., that's my job..."

~ 11:29

United States (US) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Ray Mabus taking a quip at Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard's short stature.

~ 14:40

United States (US) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Ray Mabus: "... CNO mentioned the rescue of Captain Phillips, some actress' voice played Michelle Howard on that ship... You need a better agent, that should have been you..."

~ 22:45

United States (US) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Ray Mabus having difficulty placing on the epaulette for Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard.

~ 24:20

Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard: "... Many of you are wondering what my first act will be as Admiral and I thought long and hard about it, and then I thought, I can call Admiral Greenert by his first name. * Laughter * So good morning CNO... * Laughter *
 

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I thought women in uniforms should look more appealing ....................
 

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I thought women in uniforms should look more appealing ....................
Obviously u never go ns before.....

All our female soldiers and chief clerks are......... :(
 

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What about Winston Choo? He is a general, and I sincerely believe that he led his men well in adverse times, and most likely was fired upon by my ex-countrymen.
The guy like retired 14 years ago.
 

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They definitely look appealing....I certainly don't mind to be captured by them in a riot. LOL
$hot_women_in_uniform_04.jpg
 

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Just a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) related news flashback:

Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard then still a Captain (equivalent to the rank of Colonel (COL) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)) was Commanding Officer (CO) of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 7 in the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 from the May of 2004 to the September of 2005 and took charge of conducting Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations off the coast of Western Sumatra, Indonesia following one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that took the lives of 280,000 [01].
 

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Just a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) related news flashback:

Admiral (ADM) Michelle J. Howard then still a Captain (equivalent to the rank of Colonel (COL) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)) was Commanding Officer (CO) of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 7 in the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 from the May of 2004 to the September of 2005 and took charge of conducting Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations off the coast of Western Sumatra, Indonesia following one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that took the lives of 280,000 [01].
If US Captain rank is equal to our colonel rank, then our so called General is only a US Colonel rank........
 

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