Norfolk State University alumnus, Col. Fletcher V. Washington, Class of ’92, will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony today in Springfield, Virginia. A native of Fredericksburg, Washington served four years enlisted in the Army National Guard as a 12B combat engineer, before graduating cum laude from Norfolk State with a bachelor’s degree in public administration.
Washington earned a master’s degree in logistics management at Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s in joint planning and strategy at the National Defense University. As a distinguished military graduate of NSU’s ROTC program, he received a regular Army commission in the Transportation Corps. Col. Washington has held a variety of command and staff positions throughout his military career, most recently as the Deputy Commanding General of the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Virginia, and has received several awards and decorations. Washington and his wife, Rhonda, have one son, Fletcher Valdez Washington II.