Army G-4 Recognizes “the Firsts” among African American Logisticians

By Army G-4February 28, 2021

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Each February, the U.S. Army reflects upon and celebrates the tremendous contributions of African Americans as part of Black History Month. This year, Army G-4 commemorated Black History Month by recognizing African American logisticians who were the first to achieve a specific rank or receive a major recognition. On each Friday this month, Army G-4 recognized one such Soldier and did so with the intent of representing each of the Army’s professional tracks by the month's end.

What follows are Soldiers recognized by Army G-4 in February 2021:

  • LTG (R) Arthur Gregg - the first African-American three-star general in the Army and Deputy Chief of Staff of Army G-4 (click here to see Army G-4's entire recognition of LTG (R) Gregg).
  • SGM (R) Eric W. Fullfold - the first African American Sergeant Major to Army G-4 (click here to see Army G-4's entire recognition of SGM (R) Fullford).
  • CW5 (R) Cheryl Monroe - the first African-American female Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the ammunition field (click here to see Army G-4's entire recognition of CW5 (R) Monroe).
  • PVT George Watson - the first African American logistician in the Army to receive the Medal of Honor (click here to see Army G-4's entire recognition of PVT Watson).

The contributions of the generations of African Americans that have served their country is an integral part of American history and the Army’s history. To read more about how other Army commands, units, and offices recognized Black History Month, click here.