U.S. Navy Promotes Its First Female 4-Star Admiral

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Salute, y'all.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...y-promotes-its-first-female-four-star-admiral

    Well done, and congratulations.

    BL.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm surprised that there already hasn't been one. Congrats to Admiral Howard.
     
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    Good point, France, England, Canada, and Sweden have Female Admirals already.

    But who cares!

    Good job Admiral Howard. !
     
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    Great story, delighted to read this, and thanks for posting it bradl. And hearty congrats are clearly in order for Admiral Howard….
     
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    Awesome news, thanks for sharing!

    Geaux Navy!
     
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    Congratulations are most certainly in order. Well done.
     
  7. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    Not strictly true.

    Admiral Howard achieved "4 Star" (OF9) "NATO" rank, which is just below the (only in war-time, in very exceptional circumstances, all but never to be repeated) 5-star rank.

    The British Royal Navy etc. have appointed women to be Commanders (OF4) - but never has a female officer been promoted to 4-star rank. Given the much smaller size of the Royal Navy, and the fact that women were only fully absorbed into the service in 1993 (formerly they were part of the Women's Royal Naval Service) - it is unlikely a woman will reach Royal Navy 4-Star rank for some time - most likely at least a decade or two.
     
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    The Army and Air Force, of course already have female four star generals.
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Many congratulations to her. I'm sure she worked hard for it.
     
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    It's very hard to get to 4 star in the Navy mainly because up until a few years ago females weren't allowed to serve on warships.
     
  12. lacek, Oct 14, 2014
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    I am not: tere are not that many four-star admirals. You have to serve and be exceptional for several years (and 20 years ago there were little women in the military). Women are not allowed on submarines (at least a few years ago they weren't). And in military most serviceman are male. Just by simple logic and probability female four-star admirals are rare .


    I should hope so. In Europe women are sometimes promoted just because they are woman. This is not common, but it happens. Unfortunately this hurts female efforts - although a woman work hard, people question her credentials. I think this is worse than years of discrimination!
     
  13. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    If you knew the U.S. Navy, you wouldn't be.

    it's the most mysoginist of the four military branches in the US.

    -t
     
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    True, but she has had several ship commands. Ergo, she was promoted based on achievement, rather than on her sex. In the Army, a female can make 3-star without ever commanding so much as a company.
     

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