[Vision2020] DoD Announces Nomination of First Female Four-Star General

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Mon Jun 23 14:48:13 PDT 2008

LTG Ann E. Dunwoody

[Note:  See that top badge above her left breast pocket?  The badge 
depicting a parachute with wings and a wreath-enclustered star on top of 
it?  That means that she is Jump Master qualified and can jump out of an 
airplane any time, anywhere.  Me?  I prefer an aisle seat.)

>From the US Department of Defense at:


DoD Announces Nomination of First Female Four-Star General

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President 
has nominated Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody of the Army for appointment to the 
grade of general and assignment as commander, Army Materiel Command. 
"Women continue to achieve great success and make invaluable contributions 
to the defense of this nation. This is an historic occasion for the 
Department of Defense and I am proud to nominate Lt. Gen. Ann Dunwoody for 
a fourth star,” said Secretary Gates. “Her 33 years of service, 
highlighted by extraordinary leadership and devotion to duty, make her 
exceptionally qualified for this senior position.” 
Lt. Gen. Dunwoody was commissioned in 1975 and has served in several 
positions of command, to include commanding general of Army Combined Arms 
Support Command and Fort Lee, and deputy chief of staff, Logistics.
Lt. Gen. Dunwoody is currently the deputy commanding general/chief of 
staff, Army Materiel Command. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the 
first female four-star general in American history. 
The first female service member to achieve the rank of Brigadier General 
was Col. Anna Mae Hays, chief of the Army Nurse Corps, on June 11, 1970.  
There are currently 57 active-duty female general officers in the Armed 
Forces, five of whom are lieutenant generals.  

Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students. The college 
students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."

- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)

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