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Several minority service members have used their training to become high-ranking officials within the armed services, such as Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the European Command V Corp General. Other minority service members -- like former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Montel Williams -- parlayed their skills to become famous entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers or political figures.
Military.com has compiled a list of notable minority service members in an effort to celebrate their numerous contributions. Explore the lives of these men and women and their success.
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