First African American to lead national guard

First African American To Lead The Maryland National Guard Was Honored After 38-Years Of Service

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  • Major General, retired Linda Signh, the 29th adjutant general of Maryland and the first African American and the first woman to lead the Maryland national guard had her official portrait unveiled at the brand new readiness center in Sykesville.
  • “But it is her incredible legacy of service and the transformative things that Gen. Singh did with her command that truly sets her apart,” said Gov. Larry Hogan.
  • “I didn’t do it was just because they were women, one because they were qualified, but two it gave permission for the rest of the country to say this is ok,” said Singh.
  • “It really is an honor, every time I drive past it I’m going to be looking at it, and my family will get to share in that.

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