Army Brigadier General Vincent Brooks
I want to clone Army Brigadier Gen Vincent Brooks. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always been attracted to a man in a military uniform. I even dated one for a while and thought he might have become my future husband. But it was not to be. He’s now a JAG. I have no regrets about the relationship ending because deep down I wasn’t really thrilled about becoming a military wife. As much as he wanted to make me number one, I never was. That did not sit well with me. He was extremely committed to being becoming an officer at the Naval Academy and so loving him meant accepting all the limitations on our romance. It was really hard to compete with the military. In the end, I just stopped. I knew I would never win. Having said that, I still really like what I see when I look at Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks. Here’s a bit more about General Brooks:
Race: African American
Current Age: 44
Where Born: Anchorage, Alaska
Marital Status: Happily Married to a African American woman
High School: Graduated in 1976 from Jesuit High School in Sacramento
College: Graduated in 1980 from West Point where he became “first captain,” or leader of more than 4,000 cadets in his senior year.
Graduate School: Master’s Degree from the school of Advanced Studies at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College. Also, National Security Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Military Career: His military assignments have carried him to almost every corner of the globe including such places as Panama, Europe, Korea, Kosovo and the Middle East.
Current Position: Deputy Director of Operations for the U.S. Army & Spokesman for more than a quarter-million U.S. troops. (United States Central Command aka CentCom)
[Edit 4/9/03]: Post Who is Brigadier General Vincent Brooks? article originally published by Africana.
[Edit 4/11/03]: Post current picture of General Brooks taken by Paul J.Richards (AFP) as the General declared a list of 55 Iraqi individuals wanted by the coalition forces.
[Edit 4/12/03]: Post article written by Verne Gay for Newsday about the General.
[Edit 4/25/03]: Post 1976 high school picture of General Brooks. This was uncovered via Sacramento Bee article. Even back then, he seems destined for greatness. Quote below high school picture goes as following: “Determination determines success. He who progresses announces to his impediments, ‘Pardon me, sirs, I’m coming through.’ ”
[Edit 5/1/03]: Post another article about the General written by George Curry, Editor-In-Chief for The National Newspaper Publishers Association. Curry is the first reporter to be given a one-on-one interview with the General.
[Edit 5/21/03]: Post article by George Curry titled: The Question Sisters Ask About Gen. Brooks.