ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The first Black woman to assume the top role leading fellow students at the 우리. Naval Academy will take up that position next semester as brigade commander, the academy said Monday.
Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber will be the commander for the spring semester, according to the news release.
Brigade commander is the highest leadership position within the student body. The semester-long position is selected through an application and interview process by senior leadership and the commandant’s staff.
Barber, of Lake Forest, 일리노이, is a mechanical engineering major and aspires to commission as a Marine Corps ground officer, 릴리스에 따라.
Barber will be the 16th woman selected for brigade commander in the 44 years women have been attending the academy. The first female brigade commander was then-Midshipman Juliane Gallina, who served in the position in 1991.
The release said the commandant of midshipmen announced new student leadership positions Friday.