Article by Naval History and Heritage Command
To honor African American History Month, the following is a collection of graphics depicting some of the black officers and enlisted personnel who have stood out among the U.S. Navy’s best and brightest, gaining recognition in their roles as trailblazers.
The Golden Thirteen
Master Chief Carl Brashear
Harriet Pickens and Frances Wills
Master Chief April Beldo
Admiral Michelle Howard
For further information, read this article about The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy.