The Senate confirmed the promotion of Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to four-star general July 23. Dunwoody will take over command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 14. Photo by U.S. Army
First female four-star general to be promoted FridayFORT BELVOIR, Va. (AMC News Service, Nov. 7, 2008) - Lt. Gen. (promotable) Ann E. Dunwoody will become the first female four-star general in U.S. military history Friday, and later that day will assume command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the AMC headquarters parade field.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. will preside over the ceremony, which will include a 17-gun salute, the AMC Band and the AMC ceremonial color guard.
Dunwoody will be promoted as the first woman four-star general in the U.S. military in a ceremony at the Pentagon earlier in the day....(read more here).