West Point Captain: Black, Female, Destined to LeadAugust 17, 2017 | :
by Emily Cochrane
WASHINGTON — As a 6-year-old child camping in the Virginia woods, Simone Askew marched for fun, wielding a plastic gun and leading her young sister and friends in formation. A few years later, the sight of Navy midshipmen striding across an Annapolis football field solidified her desire to be the person who led troops.
“What does it take,” she asked her mother at the football game, pointing to the cadets, “to lead that?”