For the first time in its history, the U.S. Navy promoted a woman, Adm. Michelle J. Howard, to become a four-star admiral.

Howard is also the first African-American to earn the rank.

Adm. Michelle Howard accepted her new rank during a July 1 ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story at the Washington Post)

U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales –Story tip from Joel Arellano 

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