General Ann Dunwoody has broken the "Brass Ceiling" becoming the first ever four star general in the United States. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and said that when she found out she felt humbled. The Senate confirmed her nomination in July. Dunwoody comes from a long line of military men dating back to the 1800's. She was served since 1975 and had received numerous awards.
"Call it breaking the brass ceiling. Ann E. Dunwoody, after 33 years in the Army, ascended Friday to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star general.
Dunwoody received her Army commission after graduating from the State University of New York in 1975.
Her first assignment was to Fort Sill, as supply platoon leader in June 1976, and she remained at Sill in various positions until she was sent to quartermaster officer school at Fort Lee, Va., in July 1980.
She later served in Germany and Saudi Arabia.
After graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 1987, she was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., where she became the 82nd Airborne Division's first female battalion commander.
She has numerous decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal."