Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army
By Staff Sgt. Ben K. Navratil, The Old Guard Public Affairs
August 16, 2012 1 / 3 Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), stand at attention as Col. James C. Markert, Regimental Commander, and U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, conduct an inspection of troops during Dunwoody's retirement ceremony, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The Old Guard is the official escort to the President of the United States and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment. They regularly conduct ceremonies and special events in support of the U.S. Army. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 3 U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, delivers her farewell speech as 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldiers stand by, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 3 U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Ordierno presents U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, with a flag in honor of her 38 years of service, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody became the Army's highest-ranking female after receiving her third star in 2005. In 2008, Dunwoody became the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star. VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retires after nearly 38 years in uniform on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 15. Dunwoody is the first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces.
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