Michelle Howard

  • NORFOLK, Va. - Vice Adm. Michelle Janine Howard's husband, Mr. Wayne Cowles and her sister, Ms. Lisa Teitleman, replace shoulder boards during a promotion ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads on Aug. 24, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Rafael Martie
    July 1, 2014   BY Talia Mindich 

    Vice Adm. Michelle Howard has become the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history.

    Howard was also promoted to vice chief of naval operations, the service’s No. 2 officer. The promotion ceremony took place Tuesday morning at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading