Thursday, November 13, 2008

US Army to Promote 1st Female 4-Star General Friday

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.)

Focus on Defense:

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Nov. 13, 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.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Wood Theater here.

The U.S. Army Materiel Command is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness - technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics, power projection and sustainment - to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it or eats it, AMC provides it.

(Report from U.S. Army Materiel Command Public Affairs Office.)

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Blogger Steven Moyer said...

The news business has been firing a lot of journalists lately. So, it comes a no big surprise then that AP Friday found itself in the sorry position that their newsroom lacked the talent needed to tell the difference between photojournalism and a retouched handout portrait.

The Army provided image used in this article is not the retouched portrait that AP decided to make into a news story.


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