Simone Askew is a Second lieutenant in the United States Army. She graduated from West Point in 2018 and was named a Rhodes Scholar. In 2017, she became the first African American woman to earn the role of First Captain, leader of the Corps of Cadets. This is regarded as a major step in racial and gender equality within the US military.
Simone has been granted a Rhodes Scholarship, and plans to attend Oxford university. After Oxford, she plans work in military intelligence operations.
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- Nash, Noah (5 June 2018). "Groundbreaking West Point grad recognized as a top 10 College Woman of the Year". Army Times. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/06/05/groundbreaking-west-point-grad-recognized-as-a-top-10-college-woman-of-the-year/. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- "Simone Askew is First Black Woman to Lead West Point Cadets". https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/08/15/simone-askew-is-first-black-woman-to-lead-west-point-cadets/.
- "West Point Cadet, Simone Askew, Breaks a Racial and Gender Barrier". https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/west-point-black-female-first.html.
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