First Female 4-Star in US Military Retires

With a big smile on her face and a 21-gun salute, Gen Dunwoody retires.

Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, and Army Col. James C. Markert inspect troops during Dunwoody’s retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Aug. 15, 2012. Dunwoody, the first woman in the U.S. military to achieve the rank of four-star general, retired after 38 years of service. Markert commands the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment known as “The Old Guard.” U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade

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