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313: Ann E Dunwoody

The First Woman to Attain the Rank of Four-Star General in the US Army

Born: 14 January 1953, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States of America

Ann earned two master’s degrees while in the service—one in logistics management and one in national resource strategy.

In 1992, she became the first female battalion commander for the 82nd Airborne Division and in 2000 she became the first female general at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Ann has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal among other accolades.

She was awarded the rank of Four-Star General after thirty-three years in the service, in 2008.

Ann retired from the US Army in 2012.