Plenty of celebrities’ names moved up and down Twitter’s trending topics list Friday night during the broadcast of the NAACP Image Awards, but for a while, it was an unfamiliar name sitting proudly at the top of the list. Vice Admiral Michelle Howard lit up Twitter as she was honored among the musicians and movie stars. Howard serves as Deputy Commander United States Fleet Forces Command and Director Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence.

https://twitter.com/Terry_Bellamy/status/297529140733681664

  • Baal4

    Elitists of gender and color pushed in to position by Obama not their fault But this poor Obama id is soothed by leveling the playing field again. Nothing racist going on here folks go about your business. WH is racist is just a rumor…

  • michael s

    Congratulations Vice Admiral Michelle Howard. I salute you. Command the best ship in the navy.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Just to keep the record correct, she was previously the CO of a ship. VADM Howard, according to the text, is currently serving as Deputy Commander United States Fleet Forces Command and
      Director Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      I was much more inspired by this story:

      “African-American Skipper Makes History, Takes Command of USS Nathan Bedford Forrest”

      http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/07/african-american-skipper-makes-history-takes-command-of-uss-nathan-bedford-forrest/

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        CAUTION: Sense of humor required.

        • NRPax

          Every time someone thinks a Duffel Blog story is real, an angel gets their wings.