The challenges faced by black Marines
The very first Black 4 Marine Corps officer Lieutenant. General Michael E. Langley has been serving in the Marine Corps since 1985. Since he is from Shreveport, Louisiana, he was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant in 1985. He has commanded Marines on every level. He’s served in army and served in Japan, Afghanistan, Okinawa and many other countries. The appointment is an important event in the history of the branch that is trying to recruit Black personnel. Its Space Force, which was in its initial stages, is looking to hire a Black Guardian.
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley
The one University of Arlington graduate could become the first Black four star general in the American Marine Corps history. Lieutenant. General. Michael E. Langley will be the commander of the United States Africa Command. Langley was a member of the Marine Corps for 246 years. One of the first Black Marine generals were Frank E. Petersen Jr. and Ronald L. Bailey, each of them achieving the rank with the rank of lieutenant general.
The Mr. Langley was commissioned in 1985. He’s a native from Shreveport, Louisiana. Langley has served as a Marine commander at every level and has served on numerous African deployments. He also served with African allies in conflicts in Somalia, Japan, and Afghanistan. His nomination comes amid new Marine Corps initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of our troops and retention. The Marine Corps’ new Black 4 will be an outstanding way to achieve these goals.
His great-uncle was a Montford Point Marines veteran
A young man by the name of Nathaniel Whitaker recently became the first African American to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his time with the U.S. Marine Corps. Whitaker was in the Montford Point Marines in World War II. He received an Alabama Black Achievement Awards Gala award in 2011. Nathaniel the son of Nathaniel, was in charge of the awards ceremony. Nathaniel is the father of alt-sax singer Greg Whittaker. He was a member of the Montford Point Marines during World War II and played a role in helping establish the first racial integration program in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Buster Fuller, in addition to being an American citizen was in addition a Montford Point Marines member. The Marines were part of the Montford Point Marines and was an uninvolved Mercedes driver. He was the leader of the Parris Island Marine Band after his service in the military. The tale of his great-uncle’s grandfather was bit tainted by the racial segregation of the day.
His military service was at the Pentagon
General Michael E. Langley served for 37 years with the Marine Corps. He was the first Black four-star Marine general in the history of the Marine Corps. The U.S. military operations in Africa will be directed by him. He hails from Shreveport in Louisiana and graduated of the University of Texas at Arlington. Langley was in a variety of leadership positions as a member of his position in the Marine Corps, and Pentagon throughout his military career. He is currently serving as the commander of Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and the Marine Forces Command.
Langley’s confirmation marks a significant moment for the Marine Corps history. Even though it is true that the Marine Corps has a long history of diversity, the command ranks are notoriously homogenous. There are only half a dozen Black generals in the Marine Corps. Langley is scheduled to be his first Black four-star Marine. There’s been some debate regarding his appointment by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
He served as head of the U.S. Africa Command during his time
The U.S. Department of Defense has recommended that Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley be promoted to general rank. The new U.S. Africa Command commander will be Langley. The commander manages about 6,000 to 7,000 soldiers in Africa. Since the past few years, the Marine Corps has not been able to make enough African-American officers. Langley was promoted due to concern over the lack of diversity in the Marine Corps.
Langley wrote last month in the last month a warning to French as well as the Russians to avoid setting up air defences in Mali. But the announcement came just two days prior to his scheduled to be named the sixth commander in the U.S. Africa Command. Langley’s confirmation hearing takes next Thursday. Being the first Black four-star Marine general, Langley will oversee U.S. military operations in Africa, where insurgents are now some of the most perilous organizations.