By Melissa BohanJune 18, 2008
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, June 18, 2008) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command welcomed its new deputy commanding general during a ceremony Tuesday morning at AMC headquarters on Fort Belvoir.
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 Monday.
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.
In earlier assignments, Dunwoody 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) at Fort Bragg.
Dunwoody said 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 said.
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," Dunwoody said. She also noted how the employees' depth of knowledge, professionalism and genuine focus on the warfighter impressed her.
"AMC has established an incredible reputation throughout the Army," Dunwoody said. "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."
(Melissa Bohan serves with the U.S. Army Materiel Command
Office of Public and Congressional Affairs.)