3d ESC Commander Dons First Star
Photo Credit: 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, uncases the brigadier general colors with her son, Brian, a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, during her promotion ceremony which was held at the college on Thursday, April 16. With her promotion, Akin became the first female commander of the 3d ESC and one of only 22 female general officers within the Army. "The proudest day of my life was my first salute from an NCO as a general officer in front of the Fort Knox PX," said Akin. "It was a Soldier that I had Soldiered with in Iraq at MNF-I Headquarters, and he immediately ran up and told me that he knew someday that I would become a general officer. That was one of my proudest moments, having a subordinate say that he knew I would make it." (Courtesy Photo)
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