Black woman to lead Naval Academy's brigade for first time


First at the U. S. Naval Academy Midshipman first class Sydney Barber is the 16th woman selected for brigade commander in the 44 years. Women have attended the academy, but she'll be the first black female commander. When she assumes the post for the spring semester Brigade commanders the highest leadership position within the academy student body. The semester long position is selected through an application and interview process by senior leadership and the common on

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