The Stars & Stripes Event
Each year US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine issues its scorecard of Black progress in the U.S. Armed Forces. The annual Top Blacks in the Military list spotlights flag-rank officers —admirals, generals and members of the federal Senior Executive Service. These men and women have shown courage under fire, wisdom and resourcefulness, and fidelity to their nation. Although Black officers make up less than six percent at the highest levels, there are more in the military’s top ranks compared to the percentage of Black executives on the highest rungs of corporate America.
Stars and Stripes is one of the nation’s largest events honoring both active and retired African American admirals, generals and members of the Senior Executive Service. Each year the featured service of the Stars and Stripes event alternates between the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard and is determined on a rotating basis. The U.S. Navy will be the featured service of the 2016 Stars and Stripes event.
Stars and Stripes Founders
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
|»General (R) Johnnie Wilson
»General (R) Lester Lyles
»Lt. General (R) Albert Edmonds
»Vice Admiral (R) Walter Davis
»Lt. General (R) Joe Ballard
»Lt. General (R) Ronald Coleman
»Vice Admiral (R) Anthony Winns
»Rear Admiral (R) Stephen Rochon
»Major General (R) Leo Williams
»Major General (R) Ronald Johnson
»SES (R) William Brown
»Rear Admiral (R) Anthony Watson
»Brigadier General (R) Velma Richardson
Friday, February 19, 2016
|4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Youth/Flag Mentoring Sessions
|6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
|Stars & Stripes Dinner
|9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
- Active and retired military
- The defense contracting community
- Civilian, including college students
- Members of the Joint Chiefs
Corporate and other Institutions Participants information brochure
Individual attendees can register online beginning December 1, 2015.
2011 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2012 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2013 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2014 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery