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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " MATICE WRIGHT " WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

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M Matice Wright
Matice Wright
Ensign Matice Wright first USN afroam flight officer 1993.jpg
Matice Wright was the first African-American female naval flight officer.[1][2]

Life
Matice was born, and grew up in, Annapolis, Maryland.[1][3] She attended Annapolis High School in her hometown. She received a bachelor's degree in the physical sciences from the United States Naval Academy. After leaving active duty, Wright obtained a master's degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University.[1] She went on to obtain a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.[3]

Career
Wright graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1988. In 1993, she became the United States Navy's first African-American female flight officer.[2] Wright went served on active duty for eight years.[1] After leaving active duty, she worked in the private sector.[3] In 1997, Wright was appointed a White House Fellow in the United States Treasury Department.[3][1][4] She also worked to manage Sikorsky Aircraft international military helicopter programs. She went on to become the Principal DIrector for Industrial Policy at the United States Department of Defense.[1][3] In Fall 2016, former president Barack Obama appointed her to the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors, where she currently serves. She is also now a manager, and a national security consultant, at ManTech International.[5]