This book makes a significant contribution to American military history and an important contribution to American social and political history. It provides the complete story of black men and women who served as commissioned officers during 1861–1948 in the United States armed forces.
Table of Contents
1. The Native Guards 2. House Resolution 675 3. Limited Success, 1864–65 4. The West Point Years 1870–1889 5. The West and the Spanish-American War Years 6. A Campaign for Bars and a Brief Side Show 7. Fort Des Moines 8. Into the Fray, Success or Failure 9. Full Share 10. Attack and Counterattack: The Interwar Years 11. The Gate Opens 12. West Point and Annapolis Revisited 13. The United States Army 14. The Army Air Corps 15. The United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard 16. Women Go to War 17. Epilogue: War’s End to EO 9981
Krewasky A. Salter I is a retired United States Army Colonel who commanded a Patriot Missile Battalion and served as senior staff officer in the Pentagon. Salter taught at West Point, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and Howard University. He currently serves as the President and CEO of 4K Enterprises, LLC.