Simone Askew, West Point Corps of Cadets First Captain. Beginning in the role this week, she is now the first African-American woman to hold this highest student position at the United States Military Academy.
"Throughout my cadet career I've just really focused on being poured into, seeking advice, seeking development, leadership mentors wherever I could.”
“You’re selected for this role, that’s not the end of it. That’s just the starting line, and it’s more so, ‘Hey, what do you do with this role? What are you able to accomplish alongside your teammates?’ And I’m very, very fortunate to be around some awesome people.”
CNBC and NYTimes, Photograph via U.S. Army