June 18

June 18, 1942 –  Bernard Whitfield Robinson Becomes The First Navy African American Commissioned Officer

After WW II Robinson became a well known radiologist.  He spent the remainder of his career in work caring for his fellow veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospitals.  Robinson was born 1918 in Chicago, Illinois and died on August 23, 1972 in Allen Park, Michigan.

Many Naval Officers tell in this video what it takes to become an officer.

Skip to content