Admiral Michelle J. Howard: "Diversity, the Not-So-Secret Weapon"
"Essential to Innovation: Diversity, the Not-So-Secret Weapon"
University Lecture Series presents Admiral Michelle J. Howard (retired), a ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Navy.
The first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral and the first woman to be appointed to the position of vice chief of naval operations (the second highest rank in the Navy), she was also the first African-American woman to reach the rank of three and four stars in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A veteran of operations that included NATO peacekeeping, Indonesia tsunami relief, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, she was thrust into the international spotlight in 2009 as leader of the counter-piracy task force that rescued civilian Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.
Admiral Howard is currently a visiting professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, focusing on the cyber domain and associated issues in strategy and policy. This appointment is the capstone of a distinguished career in national defense within the areas of operations, readiness, and strategic planning.
Free tickets are available to the Miami community starting Wednesday, Nov. 6, and to the general public starting Friday, Nov. 8, at the Miami University Box Office, Campus Avenue Building.
Monday, November 11 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
101 S. Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056