Washington, D.C. - February 9, 2007 -- Official photo of Commander George Thompson, commanding officer of the United States Navy Band released on Friday, February 9, 2007..Commander Thompson was selected as the first African-American commanding officer of the Navy Band in Washington.  Thompson is also the first African-American to be commissioned bandmaster through the Navy Limited Duty Officer Selection Program (LDO).  LDOs are technically skilled, former enlisted officers with strong managerial skills. The LDO Program provides commissioning opportunities to chief warrant officers (CWOs), chief petty officers (E-7 through E-9), and petty officer first classes who are selection board eligible for E-7..Credit: U.S. Navy via CNP
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Washington, D.C. - February 9, 2007 -- Official photo of Commander George Thompson, commanding officer of the United States Navy Band released on Friday, February 9, 2007..Commander Thompson was selected as the first African-American commanding officer of the Navy Band in Washington. Thompson is also the first African-American to be commissioned bandmaster through the Navy Limited Duty Officer Selection Program (LDO). LDOs are technically skilled, former enlisted officers with strong managerial skills. The LDO Program provides commissioning opportunities to chief warrant officers (CWOs), chief petty officers (E-7 through E-9), and petty officer first classes who are selection board eligible for E-7..Credit: U.S. Navy via CNP

Filename: 020907George_Thompson.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 9 Feb 2007
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: U.S. Navy via CNP
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