Tuesday, June 24, 2008

US Army

Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to become first female four-star general

President Bush nominated Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody for promotion, which pending Senate approval would make her the first woman to be a four-star officer in U.S. history; she would be the first woman to attain the rank of a full general. By law, the Army is limited to 11 active-duty four-stars, including the Army chief of staff, Gen. George Casey.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in a news release published today by the Defense Department, announced the president's nomination of Dunwoody as the commander of Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., responsible for equipping, outfitting and arming soldiers throughout the Army.

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