Hampton, VA - June 4, 2018 - Hampton University alumna, COL (P) Janeen Birckhead, graduated in 1991 from HU. Yesterday, in Baltimore, MD, Birckhead became Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard.
COL(P) Birckhead has been on the list to become a General Officer for over a year and she will be promoted to Brigadier General on July 14, 2018, the location has not yet been determined. As a lieutenant, COL Birckhead was the aide-de-camp to James Fretterd, the Maryland Adjutant General. Lieutenant General (deceased) Fretterd's daughters, presented their dad's BG stars to COL Birckhead prior to the change of command ceremony.
The achievements of COL(P) Birckhead are not only a great reflection upon herself, but also to Hampton University. She, along with other Hamptonians, have bolstered the status of the university's "Home by the Sea" to a great level of prominence.
Congratulations to her.