1st Cavalry Division Celebrates Black History Month

By Sgt. Nicole Kojetin, 1st Cavalry Division Public AffairsFebruary 22, 2008

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton (right) cuts a ceremonial cake with a cavalry saber with Lt. Col. Barry Dickerson, the 1st Cavalry Division's Equal Opportunity Program manager at a Black History Month observance in the division's headquarters Feb. 21 on Fort Hood, Texas. Cotton, the guest speaker at the event and the only African American to serve as the 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major thus far.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton (right) cuts a ceremonial cake with a cavalry saber with Lt. Col. Barry Dickerson, the 1st Cavalry Division's Equal Opportunity Program manager at a Black History Month observance in the division's headquarters Feb. 21 on Fort Hood, Texas. Cotton, the guest speaker at the event and the only African American to serve as the 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major thus far. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicole Kojetin, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton, the guest speaker and the only African American to serve as the 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major thus far, talks about his career to Soldiers attending a Black History Month observance in the division's headquarters Feb. 21 on Fort Hood, Texas. Cotton was the division's top noncommissioned officer from 1985 to 1988.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton, the guest speaker and the only African American to serve as the 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major thus far, talks about his career to Soldiers attending a Black History Month observance in the division's headquarters Feb. 21 on Fort Hood, Texas. Cotton was the division's top noncommissioned officer from 1985 to 1988. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicole Kojetin, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Barry Dickerson, the 1st Cavalry Division's Equal Opportunity Program manager, tells Soldiers gathered in the division's headquarters on Fort Hood, Texas, how Black History Month was created during an observance Feb.21. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton, the guest speaker and the only African American to serve as the First Team's command sergeant major thus far, also talked about his career to the Soldiers in the audience asking them to embrace their jobs as leaders.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Barry Dickerson, the 1st Cavalry Division's Equal Opportunity Program manager, tells Soldiers gathered in the division's headquarters on Fort Hood, Texas, how Black History Month was created during an observance Feb.21. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. A.C. Cotton, the guest speaker and the only African American to serve as the First Team's command sergeant major thus far, also talked about his career to the Soldiers in the audience asking them to embrace their jobs as leaders. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicole Kojetin, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL