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Brigadier General Julia Jeter Cleckley

Julia Jeter Cleckley was the first African American female General in the U.S. Army National Guard. Cleckley spent twenty-eight years in the active Army National Guard, rising in the ranks and breaking barriers. She was the first person of color in many positions throughout her career, including the first African American woman to be promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Army National Guard’s Active Reserve Program, and the first woman of color to be named Chief, Human Resource Officer for the Army National Guard.

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