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The U.S. Army has found its first ever female general

November 15 2008
08:03

On the eve of the American Army has its first "chetyrehzvedny general" of the army in a skirt. Command logistics army led American Ann Dunwoody. At the Pentagon ceremony held additional "stars" - on her shoulder straps.

Gold stars on epaulettes pinned Dunwoody personally Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and her husband Craig Brotchi, a retired officer of the U.S. Air Force. The event was also attended by U.S. commander in Iraq Gen. David Petraeus, head of military units and two former chief of staff. The audience was filled so that the three generals had to stand in the aisle, said the agency.

"Hardly anyone is more surprised than I am. Except, of course, my husband, "- said the culprit of the celebration, adding that" behind every successful woman is shocked by a man. " About this transmits AFP.

In the U.S. Army with 21 general, among whom is now a woman. It is known that Dunwoody came to the service in 1975. She rose to the rank of officer and during the Gulf War in 1990 - 1991 years already served in the 82 th Airborne Division. Dunwoody is the representative of a military dynasty, also recalled Casey. Her father participated in the Second World War, the Korean and Vietnam wars, my sister was flying on a military helicopter, and niece ran A-10 attack aircraft in Afghanistan.

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