Cadet who made West Point history is among ‘College Women of the Year’
A groundbreaking West Point graduate was recently named among Glamour magazine’s “2018 College Women of the Year.”
Simone Askew, 21, of Fairfax, Va., was the first black woman to lead “The Long Gray Line,” serving as first captain of the U.S. Military Academy’s Corps of Cadets, the highest rank of student leadership.
Askew — who was awarded the rank of second lieutenant at her May 26 graduation — was responsible for the overall performance of the academy’s nearly 4,400 cadets. She was also charged with implementing a class agenda and serving as a liaison between the student body and the administration.
Last November, the international history major was one of 32 Americans honored with a Rhodes scholarship. She hopes to enter the field of military intelligence.
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