Colin Luther Powell: U. Statesman & Retired Four-Star General in United States Army. First African American appointed to that position. First, &, so far, only African American to serve on Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Carl Maxie Brashear (January 1931 - July became the first African-American U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 1914 – December was an African American decathlete and football star who went on to become a film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in
General Hazel W. //The first African American female General and the first Black Chief of the US Army Nursing Corps and I get the privilege of being in the "Johnson-Brown Nursing House" //shes a baller