Tuesday, June 24, 2008

They're gonna give a woman a fourth star!

SECDEF Robert Gates announced President Bush’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody US Army, as the commander of Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., which, pending Senate approval, would make her the first woman to be a four-star officer in U.S. history.

Dunwoody, who has served in several command positions since her Army commission in 1975, including her current role as the Army’s deputy chief of staff for logistics, is one of five women now fulfilling three-star flag officer duties. Fifty-seven active-duty women and 47 female reservists wear stars on their shoulders in the armed forces.

General Dunwoody has a bachelor's degree in physical education from the State University of New York at Cortland, a master's degree in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and Basic Airborne School. If confirmed by the Senate, Dunwoody would command the teams of soldiers, civilians and contractors responsible for providing materiel readiness and development, new technology, acquisition support and logistics.

Source: John J. Kruzel, American Forces Press Service

3 comments:

Cubaboy said...

Ha ha, your "military" is turning into shit, first you allowed the blacks in, then the gays and now women??? What next, general Lassie??

Civilian Overseer said...

"Dunwoody would command the teams of soldiers, civilians and contractors responsible for providing materiel readiness"

Typical, the first woman to become a four star General and the Lt.Col has her working in the kitchen.

Cubaboy said...

Maybe she's in charge of a platoon of other ladies whose job it is to "service" the brave soldiers overseas. She leads a crack (hee hee) team of hoors into hot spots where no other hoors go. I can see this as next summer's blockbuster, Pretty Woman meets Apocalypse Now. I've already cast Kathy Bates as the madame with a heart of gold and Angelina Jolie as the hoor who will always swallow that extra bit for the war effort.