Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 35 years ago, returned this week to serve as the first black superintendent in West Point's 216-year history.
“I'm honored to command such a group of outstanding Americans,” Williams told the crowd gathered at the academy in West Point, New York, for his assumption of command ceremony on Monday.
Williams, a native of Alexandria, Va., and member of the Military Officers Association of America, is the academy's 60th superintendent. He replaces Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, who retired after serving in the position since 2013.
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