General Hugh G. Robinson

General Hugh G. Robinson was the first Black person to serve as a general officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Degree(s): Civil Engineering

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Undergraduate Institution:  West Point

Graduate Institution:  MIT

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Photo Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers

General Hugh G. Robinson was the first Black person to serve as a general officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers. Under President Lyndon B. Johnson, he was also the first Black soldier to serve as a military aide to the president. Following his military career, he also established a career in industry, serving in several leadership positions throughout Dallas ,TX.

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