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First Sikh Woman to Graduate from West Point

unitedsikhs.org
June 17, 2020

United Sikhs, a non-profit human development and advocacy organization, recently announced that Anmol Kaur Narang has become the first Sikh woman to graduate from West Point in the historical class of 2020.   The Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army earns her stripes and degree in Nuclear Engineering.  She plans to pursue a career path in air defense systems. Her first posting will be in Okinawa, Japan.

The announcement goes on to say:

United Sikhs was the first organization to ask the U.S. Army for greater representation of Sikhs within its organizational structure. UNITED SIKHS requests all branches of the armed services for an immediate normalization of religious accommodations and freedoms for all Sikhs.  The freedom to serve one's country without compromising one’s identity or religious beliefs is a basic human tenant and a foundation our nation.

Over the centuries, Sikhs have fought in many major conflicts around the world. Tens of thousands laid down their lives serving alongside the Allies in World War I and World War II.  Sikhs have continued the call of duty, service and contribute to various operations on a global level.

Over the centuries, Sikhs have fought in many major conflicts around the world. Tens of thousands laid down their lives serving alongside the Allies in World War I and World War II.  Sikhs have continued the call of duty, service and contribute to various operations on a global level.

Hardened through the many difficult battles and trails and tribulations, Sikhs continue to fight and show perseverance in every facet of daily life. This continuous struggle has won recognition and allowed them to solidify themselves and be an integral fabric in their communities.  

This process of transformation has inspired many young Sikhs to follow their passion of serving their country.

Anmol Kaur Narang who joins a few Sikh male graduates of West Point,  is one such example sure to inspire scores of others to follow in her footsteps.

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