In a Photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. Michelle Howard, right, lends a hand to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as he and Wayne Cowles, Howard's husband, put four-star shoulder boards on Howard's ... more 
In a Photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. Michelle Howard, right, lends a hand to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as he and Wayne Cowles, Howard's husband, put four-star shoulder boards on Howard's service white uniform during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington Tuesday July 1, 2014. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 4:24 PM EDT