FORT BELVOIR, Va. - On a crisp and sunny morning June 17, the U.S. Army Materiel Command honored and welcomed its new deputy commanding general during a ceremony at AMC headquarters here.

Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody is AMC's 43rd DCG and the first woman to hold the position, following Lt. Gen. William E. Mortensen who retired June 16.

Dunwoody was most recently the deputy chief of staff of the Army, G-4 and has also commanded the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Va. and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. She has also commanded the 407th Supply and Transportation Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Support Command, Fort Drum, N.Y.; and the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Dunwoody says she is excited to be a part of the AMC family and is eager to get started in her new position. "I'll be hitting the ground running and I know you'll be there running right along with me."

She recently returned from a trip to Southwest Asia with AMC's Commanding General Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, where she saw AMC work firsthand.

"I can't tell you how completely impressed I was with the energy and commitment of every AMC employee I met." She also noted that the employees' depth of knowledge, professionalism and genuine focus on the warfighter impressed her.

"AMC has established an incredible reputation throughout the Army. When folks see the AMC patch, they know they will get the help they need. Warfighters truly know and appreciate the capability AMC brings to the table. They will never go to war without us."