From Senegal to Staff Sergeant: Coulibaly Promoted in U.S. Army Ceremony

By |2023-04-24T10:57:01-10:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: news, spotlight|Tags: , , |

On March 30, Ouleye Coulibaly (pronounced oo-lay coo-lee-bal-ee) was promoted to Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in a ceremony held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Her promotion was celebrated by more than 50 staff and faculty members, and also included her husband, Abdou, and her two-year-old son, Muhammad.  Coulibaly’s journey started in the westernmost part of Africa. Born in Dakar, Senegal, she spent her childhood going to school twice daily, once in the morning and again in the late-afternoon. Throughout the week she took additional classes to learn the Quran and read Arabic. [...]