GENERAL LELAND TONY SHEPHERD FIRST BLACK MAN TO COMMAND ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

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Tony Shepherd; Arkansas Army National Guard;

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Guyana-born Brigadier-General Leland Tony Shepherd made history this month when he became the first Black man to command the Arkansas Army National Guard.

Shepherd led four brigades of 6,500 guardsmen on Sunday, June 12. The milestone followed Shepherd’s promotion to brigadier general, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

He is the second Black general officer in the Arkansas Army National Guard after Brig. Gen. William J. Johnson, who was promoted on Oct. 16, 2007, and retired in 2012.

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Jeroslyn Johnson

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https://www.blackenterprise.com/general-leland-tony-shepherd-makes-history-as-first-black-man-to-command-the-arkansas-army-national-guard/

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blackenterprise.com

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