80.3 F
Cruz Bay
Sunday, June 20, 2021
HomeNewsMilitaryU.S. Senate Confirms Deborah Howell to Be Brigadier General

U.S. Senate Confirms Deborah Howell to Be Brigadier General

Brigadier General Deborah Howell

The United States Senate has confirmed Deborah Howell to be the Regular Army rank of brigadier general. She is now adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING). The promotion means that Gen. Howell, should she be called to active military service, would command as a one-star general officer, a grade higher than her rank of colonel at retirement.

Howell has held the rank of brigadier at the state level since being appointed as the territory’s adjutant general (TAG) by Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp, who has the authority to assign the rank for that position. It is through a separate process that the U.S. Department of Defense awards general officer rank, however, which is what has happened with the recent action by the U.S. Senate. 

Mapp congratulated Gen. Howell on her regular army promotion.  He now has the option of assigning her a yet higher VING rank.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,308FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Brigadier General Deborah Howell

The United States Senate has confirmed Deborah Howell to be the Regular Army rank of brigadier general. She is now adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING). The promotion means that Gen. Howell, should she be called to active military service, would command as a one-star general officer, a grade higher than her rank of colonel at retirement.

Howell has held the rank of brigadier at the state level since being appointed as the territory’s adjutant general (TAG) by Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp, who has the authority to assign the rank for that position. It is through a separate process that the U.S. Department of Defense awards general officer rank, however, which is what has happened with the recent action by the U.S. Senate. 

Mapp congratulated Gen. Howell on her regular army promotion.  He now has the option of assigning her a yet higher VING rank.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email