Major General Marcelite Harris: A trailblazer in the U.S. Air Force

November 1996
Jet;11/18/96, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p16
Relates the accomplishments of Major General Marcelite Harris of the United States Air Force. The status of Harris as the highest-ranking woman on active duty in the US Air Force and highest ranking Afro-American woman in the US Defense Department; Her background and career.


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