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Lloyd Austin US Central Command

Lloyd Austin: The First African-American to Lead U.S. Central Command

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility for 20 countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia. His appointment is effective immediately.