Honoring OUR Trailblazers



SgtMaj Edgar R. Huff
SgtMaj Edgar R. Huff was one of the first African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps and the first African American to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major. He retired in 1972 with more than 30 years of service. 
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SGM Edgar R. Huff

Special Forces
SGM Michael Jarnevic was the last Vietnam veteran to serve on active duty in any U.S. Military Branch. He retired in 2015 with more than 42 years of continuous service. He has deployed in support of every U.S. military conflict since Vietnam. 
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CMSgt Joanne Bass, USAF
CMSgt Joanne Bass will be the first and only woman to be the Command Chief Master Sergeant Of the U.S. Air Force. In this position, she will be the most senior enlisted person in the Air Force and senior advisor to the Air Force Chief Of Staff on issues concerning enlisted personnel. CMSgt Bass has served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 27 years.
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MG Carol Timmons, USAF (RET)

 Retired Major General 🎖️ Carol Timmons was the first (and only) woman to lead the Delaware National Guard. In her 42 years of the military she served in the Air and Army National Guard and was the first female air policeman for the 166th fighter wing✈️. She also became a well respected pilot and logged more than 5,000 flight hours and 400 combat hours. She was a veteran of seven deployments, including Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

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COL Gregory Gadson, USA (RET)

COL Gregory D. Gadson is a U.S. Military Academy Graduate (West point) and retired U.S. Army Colonel. COL Gadson served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer and deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm/ Desert Shield, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom🎖️.In 2007, while deployed to Afghanistan, COL Gadson's vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. The blast caused him to loose both legs and severely injured his arm. After recuperating from his injuries COL Gadson returned to active duty thanks to next generation prosethics. He went on to serve more than 7 additional years on active duty and became the first amputee to take command of a U.S. Military installation 🇺🇲🎖️
Thank you COL Gadson for your tremendous service🎖️ and sacrifice
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Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (RET)

Lt. Gen Ronald L. Bailey is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer and the former commander of the 1st Marine division. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Marine Corps🇺🇲 in 1977. He retired from the Marine Corps in July 2017 with more than 41 years of honorable service.
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MG Jody J. Daniels
For the first time in U.S. military history, a woman has been confirmed as the commanding general of the Army Reserve.

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GEN. Ann E. Dunwoody, USA (RET)
LTG. Nadja Y. West, USA (RET)
MajGen. Angela Salinas, USMC (RET)

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody (37 years of service)🇺🇲 became the first woman to reach a four-star officer rank in the history of the United States military in 2008. Dunwoody, who led Army Materiel Command before her retirement in 2012, remained a pioneer throughout her decades-long service. In 1992, she became the first woman to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division during the First Gulf War.

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Nadja Y. West (37 years of service)🇺🇲 became the highest ranking woman to ever graduate from the U.S. Military Academy. She was the 44th U.S. Army Surgeon General and former commanding general of the U.S. Army Material Command. LTG West (a decorated surgeon) is the first (Army) black female Lieutenant General.

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General Angela Salinas (39 years of service)🇺🇲 rose to be the highest ranking woman in the U.S. Marines. She was the first woman to command a Marines Corps Recruit Depot, and the first hispanic woman to become a General officer in the U.S. Marines. She has held assignments at the Pentagon and Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington D.C. 
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