First female four-star general promoted Friday
November 12, 2008
FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history in a Pentagon ceremony and later assumed command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from outgoing commander, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin at Fort Belvoir Friday.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presided over the ceremony, which included a 17-gun salute, the AMC Band and the AMC ceremonial color guard.
With her promotion, Dunwoody became the first woman four-star general in the U.S. military.
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.