Accession Number : ADA299298

Title :   Does Anyone Care? Henry 0. Flipper and the United States Army.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, John J.

PDF Url : ADA299298

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This study addresses the cadet and military times of Lieutenant Henry 0. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy and the first African-American to serve as a regular Army officer. Lieutenant Flipper entered West Point ten years following the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1873. in 1877, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry and, in 1882, was dismissed from the U.S. Army for alleged "irregularities" in his commissary accounts. Flipper's brief Army career personifies the highest values and principles sought by the Army today. He was the epitome of a cadet and officer and gentleman. Even after his dismissal from the Army, he remained deeply patriotic to his country and went on to serve his country in many ways. An authentic American hero, Flipper proved a superb role model then and now to military leaders. He remained proud of himself, West Point, and the U.S. Army until his death in 1940.

Descriptors :   *CAREERS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *CADETS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CAVALRY, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE