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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Col. Christine Knighton.

Author: Christine B Knighton; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Military officer Christine Knighton was born on November 23, 1957 in Cuthbert, Georgia. After graduating from Randolph County Comprehensive High School in 1975, she attended Tuskegee Institute and graduated with military honors in 1979. Knighton’s military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in addition to earning her M.A. degree in national security and strategy from the National War  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Christine B Knighton
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christine B Knighton; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519299
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Springfield, Virginia
2013 July 26.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 8 min., 53 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Col. Christine Knighton
Col. Christine Knighton

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Military officer Christine Knighton was born on November 23, 1957 in Cuthbert, Georgia. After graduating from Randolph County Comprehensive High School in 1975, she attended Tuskegee Institute and graduated with military honors in 1979. Knighton’s military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in addition to earning her M.A. degree in national security and strategy from the National War College at National Defense University. Upon graduation from Tuskegee, Knighton was commissioned a second lieutenant. In 1980, she became the second African American woman in the U.S. Department of Defense and the first woman from the State of Georgia to complete aviation training courses. On November 3, 1996, Colonel Knighton became the first woman in the U.S. Army to command a tactical combat arms battalion when she was assigned as commander of a Blackhawk Helicopter Battalion in the 1st Cavalry Division and deployed to Tulza, Bosnia-Herzegovina to conduct aviation operations.

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