Ann Elizabeth

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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.


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

It just goes to show you that you never know where life will lead you! Wow!! Ann Elizabeth made it to a Four Star General quite an accomplishment!

Mar 16, 2018 04:09 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray wow... a four star general... another female trailblazer setting the standard for women in our military....

Mar 16, 2018 04:27 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Ann was better off with a military career and we thnak her for her choice. Enjoy your day!

Mar 16, 2018 04:55 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. What an incredible story and amazing woman too.

Mar 16, 2018 05:55 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Good Morning James Dray  wow what a woman    Thanks for the information

Mar 16, 2018 07:45 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Sometimes we take the path destined for us.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 16, 2018 08:29 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wow James,

What an amazing woman, and we love her accomplishments.  Wow!  Hape a great weekend.  A

Mar 16, 2018 09:24 AM #7
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I did go to Google to see a photo of Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody who became the first woman to achieve four-star General in 2008.  Many photos... all super impressive and beautiful.

Mar 16, 2018 10:03 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - this lady is a trail blazer and an over achiever.

Mar 16, 2018 10:55 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That there is a woman that gets things done!  Reminds me of Barbara Todaro in the gym!

Mar 16, 2018 11:36 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... now this is my kind of woman! I seem to remember hearing about her before but hadn't really focused on it.

Mar 16, 2018 12:11 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is a very impressive story for someone who never wanted to join the armed forces to serve 37 years James Dray 

Mar 16, 2018 05:41 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- now that's incredible!  Good for her!!!

Mar 16, 2018 06:31 PM #13
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Love the female glass ceiling breakers! Shatter that glass!

Mar 17, 2018 04:00 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW! From a dream of being a PE teacher to a 4-star general - just WOW, James! Ann Elizabeth is definitely an inspiration! 

Thanks for sharing this story, James and Happy Sunday!

Mar 18, 2018 07:57 AM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

That is impressive. How does one go from P.E teacher to 4 star general? Thanks for sharing.

Mar 19, 2018 07:43 PM #16
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