For Realz?: The First Woman Admiral on TV?
In the wake of this week's news events, Spike TV has announced that it's launching a reality TV show following the U.S. Navy's anti-piracy forces near the Horn of Africa, tentatively called Pirate Hunters: USN.
Well, I hope Pirate Hunters USN will note that the current head of the U.S. Navy's anti-piracy task force is Rear Admiral Michelle Howard (pictured at right), who in 1999 became the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship, and in 2006, became the
first woman second African-American woman and first female Naval Academy graduate to achieve the ranking of Rear Admiral.
It looks like Spike TV will have cameras on the USS Boxer, where Rear Adm. Howard is currently stationed, so I'm hoping to learn more about her if the show ever hits the air!
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