Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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 duri... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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 high... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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 bec... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) 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.