Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 1953 to Harold and Elizabeth. She graduated from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in 1971. Afterwards, she attended State University of New York College majoring in physical education. In 1975, she was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army.
Her total years of service to this nation was 37 years, she retired in 2012.
So here we go, buckle up tight. Ann was the first woman to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg first female general officer, the first woman to command the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whew! So, let us continue, she was the first female to achieve a three-star Lieutenant General and in 2008 she was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of a four-star General.
Not bad considering she had no intention of joining the armed forces, all she wanted was to become a physical education teacher/coach. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.