Retired Navy Adm. Michelle Howard, who received recognition for her service and accomplishments during a recent BEYA Stars and Stripes Dinner in Washington, D.C., has been appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team to the Department of Defense.

In the photo above, Howard is seen speaking at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Engineering Dean Breakfast, which takes place during the BEYA STEM Conference weekend.