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The military is the best training ground for heroes and leaders. Several minority servicemembers have used their training to become high-ranking officials within the armed services, such as LTG Ricardo S. Sanchez, the European Command V Corp General. Other minority servicemembers -- like Bill Cosby, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders, and Montel Williams -- parlayed their skills to become famous entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers and political figures.

Military.com has compiled a list of minority servicemembers in an effort to celebrate their numerous contributions. Explore the lives of these men and women and their success.

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