A 20-year-old at West Point has become the first black woman to reach the academy’s top cadet position.

A 20-year-old at West Point has become the first black woman to reach the academy’s top cadet position

Simone Askew is making history as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the U.S. Military Academy.

The 20-year-old international history major from Fairfax, Va., assumed duties Monday as first captain of the 4,400-member Corps of Cadets. That’s the highest position in the cadet chain of command at West Point. Read more at

A 20-year-old at West Point has become the first black woman to reach the academy’s top cadet position

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