“On October 21, 2020, the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted the second event in a multi-part discussion series on race in the military… Moderators Bishop Garrison and CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr. Jason Dempsey hosted a conversation with General (Ret.) Vincent K. Brooks and Colonel (Ret.) John Tien. It focused on the journeys of two officers who entered military service as the first African American and first Asian American, respectively, to serve as First Captains at the United States Military Academy, West Point – the highest rank a cadet can achieve. The perspectives of these two ‘first’ First Captains looking back on successful military careers provided invaluable insights into past advances in inclusion in the military, lessons learned from their experiences, and additional perspective on current efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in today’s military…”

Watch the full event here: