November 9


Sydney Barber is making history by becoming the first Black woman ever to serve as brigade commander at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Officials announced on Monday (November 9) that the Midshipman 1st Class officer will hold the highest leadership position within the brigade for the spring semester and is the 16th woman to hold the position. The first female brigade commander was Midshipman 1st Class Juliane Gallina in 1992.


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