First Woman Admiral

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus,left, congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington Tuesday July 1, 2014. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. Howard’s husband Wayne Cowles is at right. (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor)

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