First Black 4-Star Marine General Promoted

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It’s been a long time coming, but the first black man has just been promoted to the position of 4-star General of the Marines. Let’s see who it is.

NBC New reports:

The Senate voted this week to promote Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley to four-star general, making him the first Black man to receive the distinction in the military branch’s 246-year history. 

The Marine Corps, a force with more than 170,000 active-duty members, announced Tuesday that Langley will publicly receive the promotion, which the Senate approved Monday, at a ceremony Saturday in Washington, D.C., after which he will command all U.S. military forces in Africa, overseeing about 6,000 troops.

Langley’s confirmation comes as new Marine Corp initiatives seek to improve diversity and retention, including the launch of a plan, called Talent Management 2030, last November. 

The Marines are trying to improve diversity and they have done something about it by promoting Langley. Do you think he would have been promoted to the position had it not been for the new initiative?

Stacey Warner

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