Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia back in 1953 to Harold and Elizabeth. She graduated from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe American High School in 1971. When she was 5 she wanted nothing more than to be a nurse or doctor. After graduating, she enrolled at the State University of New York College at Cortland graduating with a degree in physical education in 1975.

That same year she joined the U.S. Women’s Army Corps commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps where she learned to jump from planes. In her 37 years of service to this Republic she had many different assignments, continuing to rise through the ranks. While serving she had many first for women. She was the first to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division, the first female general officer at Fort Bragg, the first woman to command the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia. However, her most important first is that she was the first woman in U.S. military and uniformed service to achieve a four-star officer rank. So, she was the first female 4-star General, not bad, not bad at all. She retired from service in 2012.

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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Coming from a family of military men (no, not a single woman from my family served), I know how rigorous their training is and how difficult it is to get through training. Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody is nothing short of impressive, serving all those years and retiring a 4-star general. 

Thanks for sharing, James!

Oct 18, 2019 02:46 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray wow.... 37 year career and she came out right at the top..... very impressive....

Oct 18, 2019 02:54 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - the rank of four star general is an achievement and more so for the first woman. 

Oct 18, 2019 03:04 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... I knew that name rang a bell... thanks for the reminder about this amazing woman!

Oct 18, 2019 03:56 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She more than deserved those 2 stars, an American hero.

Oct 18, 2019 04:54 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She had an outstanding career.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 18, 2019 05:10 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Kudos to Ann who saw no glass ceiling or crushed it! Either way, 4 stars! Enjoy your day!

Oct 18, 2019 06:03 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wow James Dray what a great story about Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody.  Glad you shared this story with us.  A

Oct 18, 2019 06:21 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - her name seemed familiar to me as soon as I saw your post title.  Maybe I have read an article or saw a story about her so her history shows her as a significant player in her field.   

Although I like each of your "story behind the story" posts, I particularly enjoy those of people born in the twenthieth century for some reason.  

Oct 18, 2019 06:37 AM #9
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi James – thanks for sharing this story! She had a remarkable career.

Oct 18, 2019 07:49 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Always like to hear about women that are first in something and set the pace for others!


Oct 18, 2019 09:22 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, I didn't become what I wanted to become when I was 5 years of age, but she definitely accomplished a lot, even though she didn't.

Oct 18, 2019 09:54 AM #12
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good afternoon James. This is a great read and a fabulous story of an incredible woman.

Oct 18, 2019 10:48 AM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

This was a great read about a very impressive woman!!


Oct 18, 2019 02:24 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody, you have done really well in this lifetime.  You are an inspiration to others.

Oct 18, 2019 03:23 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

She was definitely a trailblazer for woman in the military. To become the first female four-star general is beyond impressive.

Oct 18, 2019 06:04 PM #16
faye schubert
Branson, MO
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That is superb accomplishments for Dunwoody. I thank her for her service to our country.

Oct 19, 2019 08:57 AM #17
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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First female four-star general-not bad, Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody.

Oct 19, 2019 08:57 PM #18
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