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Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark Becomes First Black Superintendent in U.S. Air Force Academy History

Black leaders have been breaking barriers and becoming the “firsts” for roles across all industries. As we continue to celebrate our accomplishments beyond the month of February, Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark has been named the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy becoming the first Black superintendent in the Academy’s history, WTVR reports. The Richmond, VA native graduated from the Academy in 1986. He’s worked as Commandment of Cadets and as a pilot specializing in bombing and air-refueling. Plus, he’s worked in various Air Force Command forces spanning 30+ years. In his new position, Clark will lead the Colorado Springs Academy’s athletic training program, cadet military, character development, and their undergraduate program succeeding Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria. “It is a tremendous honor to be confirmed to serve as the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy,” Clark said, according to WTVR. “Knowing that I now have the privilege to build on Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria’s...

Aug 21, 2020

Meet the First Black Woman to Become an Officer in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Captain Remoshay Nelson has sealed her place in history as the first African American woman to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds , the official Air Force flight demonstration squadron. According to Because Of Them We Can (BOTWC) , the Thunderbirds’ elite squadron has only had 332 Officers since its founding in 1953 and Captain Remoshay is the first Black woman to join the ranks. Captain Remoshay is an alumna of the prestige HBCU, Howard University, and has served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. She credits her experience at Howard University and her Georgia upbringing in her historic success. “Even when people tell you no to your face, but your work shows where you should be, I think if you continue to work hard and go after what it is you want, you will achieve your dream. To be around people who look like me and instill a self-confidence in who I am, and walk into the world knowing where I come from and where my people come from, and where we can go, is...

Jun 5, 2020