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Admiral Howard in Kosovo again

On December 13, 2016 Admiral Michelle Howard, the first woman four-star US admiral attended a reception hosted by the US Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie in his residence in Pristina. Admiral Howard in her short address emphasized role of NATO in preserving peace and stability and expressed her thanks to the KFOR troop-contributing countries for their active participation in the mission. Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, Minister for KSF Haki Demolli, Minister of Interior Skënder Hyseni, Minister of Public  Administration Mahir Yagcilar and other representatives of Kosovo political life, KFOR Commander Major General Giovanni Fungo, representatives of Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations, and other guests took part in the event.

Michelle Janine Howard is an American naval officer and a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. Howard has achieved many historical firsts throughout her naval career. She was the first African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Rushmore, and the first to achieve three star rank. In 2006, she was selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), making her the first admiral selected from the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1982 and the first female graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy selected for flag rank.

On July 1, 2014, Howard became the first woman to become a four-star admiral. As Vice Chief of Naval Operations, which she began that same day, she is the first African-American and the first woman to hold that post. Howard is also the first female four-star admiral to command operational forces when she assumed command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa.

Admiral Howard visited Kosovo shortly after her visit to Czechia (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/1096898594-udalosti-komentare/216411000371207/video/509048).


Admiral Howard in Kosovo again