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Simone Askew  

First African-American woman to hold the position of First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy's Corps of Cadets

In August 2017, Simone Askew made history when she became the first African-American woman to hold the position of First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy's Corps of Cadets.

That November, she was granted a Rhodes Scholarship, an international postgraduate scholarship that allows students to study at the University of Oxford. Askew was one of 32 U.S. students to receive the scholarship out of 866 applicants.

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Simone Askew: First Black Woman First Captain at West Point | Time

Simone Askew discusses her journey to the armed forces and being a female cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, as part of TIME Firsts.

Simone Askew

Simone Askew discusses her journey to the armed forces and being a female cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, as part of TIME Firsts.

Simone Askew on making history as West Point first captain - CBS ...

The 21-year-old is the highest-ranking cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, commanding a brigade of 4400.

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