New York native Lt. General Ann E. Dunwoody, who is a 33-year Army veteran, has been nominated President George W. Bush and the Pentagon to become the Army’s first woman Four-Star general.
Â All she needs is Senate confirmation, and she’ll be in charge of the Army materiel command, which is responsible for outfitting and arming soldiers.
Women have not reached four-star rank in the past because they’re excluded by law from serving in combat roles, which is the traditional path to high ranking positions.
Currently Dunwoody and Lt. General Kathleen Gainey are the only three-star female generals in the Army. Law limits the Army to only having 11 four-star generals at any one time.Â Hillary Clinton is always touting how important and historical her run for the Presidency was, but Dunwoody’s accomplishment is as important if not more important of an accomplishment for women in America.
Hopefully she will have no problem obtaining the Senate’s confirmation.Â Congrats to Lt. General Dunwoody!