Nadja Y. West was recently promoted to Major General of the U.S. Army. She is the first African American woman on active duty to receive a second star. General West serves as the deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Army Medical Command.
General West is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. There, she earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering. She is a graduate of the medical school at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. General West also holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the National Defense University.