West’s appointment as the 44th U.S. Army Surgeon General position happened after she was confirmed as a Lieutenant General on Dec. 11 of this year. She was most recently the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon.
West’s husband, Donald West, is a retired Army colonel. The couple has two grown children.
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The Ten Most Interesting Little Known Black History Facts
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1. The 6888th Battalion was the largest all Black female military unit in World War 2.
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2. Sarah Baartman
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3. Philippa Schuyler
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4. Millie and Christine McKoy
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5. Leonard Nimoy
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Little Known Black History Fact: Nadja West
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