Adrian Perkins is the Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport, attending Arthur Circle, Youree Drive Middle School, and Captain Shreve High School.
In the wake of 9/11, Mayor Perkins accepted a nomination to the United States Military Academy. There he became the first African-American cadet elected Class President in West Point's history. Upon graduation, Mayor Perkins deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He achieved the rank of Captain and Company Commander in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. After three tours of duty, Perkins enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was again elected Student Body President. He returned to serve his hometown immediately after completing law school. On December 29th, 2018, Adrian Perkins was installed as the 57th Mayor of Shreveport.