Honorable. Hardworking. Humble. Lt. Gen. Darren McDew is being nominated to lead the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. The general's credentials are impeccable and speak for themselves.
As a veteran, I can readily relate to his most impressive career and worthiness to our country. However, I felt his ethnicity being mentioned twice on page 1 and again twice on page 2 had no relevance on the man's nomination.
McDew is where he is today because of his hard work, determination and achievements and not because he is a person of color or a black man.
It appears to me that the BND was going overboard to appeal to its African-American readers and I thought that Black History Month was in February, not March.
Did it not occur to you to reference that he could possibly be of Irish decent with a name like McDew since we were approaching St. Patrick's Day?