U.S. Army promotes first woman four-star general at pentagon ceremony on Friday

After a U. S. Senate confirmation, General Ann E. Dunwoody, is promoted to 4-star general in the United States Army. A Senate confirmation to 4-star status is a first for a woman in the U.S. Military

November 14, 2008, Washington, D.C. (JusticeNewsFlash.com)-Top news story-At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, will present Dunwoody, 55, her fourth star. Later, at her birthplace of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, she will be sworn in as commander of the United States Army Materiel Command. This prestigious command is responsible for equipping, outfitting and arming all U.S. soldiers. She became the first female deputy commander, of the Army Materiel Command, just five months ago.

When the general was nominated by President George W. Bush in June for promotion to four-star rank, Dunwoody issued the following statement saying, “I grew up in a family that didn’t know what glass ceilings were,” she said. “This nomination only reaffirms what I have known to be true about the military throughout my career — that the doors continue to open for men and women in uniform.”

The informers at JusticeNewsFlash.com are proud to report on this historic event. The gender strides made by the United States Military (specifically the U.S. Army) are outlined below:

-21 female generals in the U.S. military
-All but 4 are at the rank of brigadier general
-until 1970 the Army had only one brigadier general
-Women make up about 14% of the active duty Army personnel.

JusticeNewsFlash.com is a web site visibility medium allowing reporters, lawyers and other business professionals a forum to communicate with consumers in their communities. The government law reporters at Justice are happy to announce the accomplishments and recognition of women in the U.S. Military Service. The one position women, in the U.S. Military, remain fighting for are service assignments in direct combat, which they are still excluded from.

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