Army Lt. Gen Ann Dunwoody confirmed

Army Lt. Gen Ann Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in the U.S. military after the Senate confirmed her by unanimous consent July 23. She will head Army Materiel Command (AMC), based at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Before her confirmation, Dunwoody had achieved a rank few women attain: In 2005, she was promoted to three stars and sent to the Pentagon as the Army’s deputy chief of staff for logistics.

Dunwoody was one of two female three-star Army generals; the other was Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, the Joint Staff’s director of logistics. Dunwoody has been stationed at AMC since June 17 as deputy commanding general.

An AMC spokeswoman said July 24 that it was not certain when Dunwoody will take over for the current AMC commander, Gen. Benjamin Griffin.

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