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The woman became general of the U.S. Army

November 16 2008

American Ann Dunwoody received a general's shoulder straps with four stars and became the first woman promoted to higher ranks in the U.S. Army. Officially, four-star "general in the American Army is simply called" general ". Just above the "Army General" (five stars).

In the U.S. Army currently 21 women in a general's rank, but most of them - brigadier general: it is the lowest ranks of the generals and is denoted by one asterisk.

Speaking at the Pentagon on the occasion of the increase, General Dunwoody said she did not think had risen to such a high rank, while serving in the armed forces for 33 years.

"History will no doubt celebrate the achievements of Dunwoody, prikolovshey currently fourth star. But to know and remember it will be primarily as a U.S. soldier," - said U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, reports BBC.

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