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Major General Mary Kight, US AirForce Retired - A 2017 Villager Award Honoree
Long Beach, CA. -- Mar 30, 2017 --


Major General Mary Kight, US Air Force Retired, is an indelible part of the history of the State of California, and of the United States of America. She was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1974 launching a career that would span 37 years combined active duty and later National Guard service. She is the first Woman to be appointed Adjunctant General of the California National Guard; and the first African-American to be appointed as a National Guard State Adjunctant General in the United States.


Major General Kight is noted for her unwavering mentorship of younger enlisted military personnel, and has consistently stood proudly as one who “Lifts as we climb!” All along the way she has acknowledged the contributions of those who mentored and guided her, and she did the same for countless others. The idea of combining our individual capacities, and our social capital to create power has been her mantra.

Major General Mary Kight: Words of advice: “Actions speak loud and so do your words. Always speak truth with confidence…”

Meet this dynamic leader and community advocate at the 2017 Villager Awards!  http://www.villagerawards2017.brownpapertickets.com



 Afram Global Organization Inc, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization, sponsors the Annual Villager Awards as a part of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. consistent with the Mantra “Lifting as we Climb.”  Over sixty awards have been presented over the years to African-Americans and others of acknowledged African Ancestry who have been a source of empowerment and support well beyond what is required of them in their daily work.   The award recipients are applauded for their impact in reducing disparities in health, education, and socio-economic circumstances.  See: www.villageprojects.net for more information.