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Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton Jr.

Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton Jr. was born on June 29, 1926 to Julius and Rose Becton in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father worked as a janitor in their apartment building. His mother was a housekeeper and laundress.

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Lieutenant General Dr. John Quill Taylor King Sr.

Dr. John Quill Taylor King Sr., U.S. Army general and college president was born on September 25, 1921, in Memphis, Tennessee. King’s father, John Quill Taylor, who had graduated from Meharry Medical College, served as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army while King’s Mother, Alice Clinton Woodson, was a schoolteacher.

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General Bernard P. Randolph

Bernard P. Randolph, career Air Force officer, was born on July 10, 1933 to Phillip J. Randolph and Claudia Randolph, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1954. In 1964, he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and the following year he received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.

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Major General Frederic Ellis Davison

As an Army Major Davison paved the way for many African Americans who became military officers.  Through Davison’s decorated career, those he led and served alongside respected him. His legacy as an officer in World War II and the Vietnam War marked his place in both military and African American history.

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Four-star General Vincent K. Brooks Jr.

General Brooks is a distinguished general in the US Army and is currently the commander of the UN Command, Combined Forces Command, and US Forces Korea. He was born on October 24, 1958, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Leo Brooks Sr., an army general, and Naomi Brooks, a schoolteacher. Brooks’s family history in the United States is very rich.

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Major General Errol R. Schwartz

Errol R. Schwartz, the first black adjutant general for the District of Columbia, was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1952. In 1972 Schwartz arrived in the United States, following his brother and sister who emigrated from Guyana to enroll at Howard University.  Their own quest for higher education motivated Schwartz to begin to investigate enrolling in a college and focusing in engineering.

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