Charles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1341 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
It's always refreshing to see our Armed Forces acknowledge the contributions that the gentler gender has made over the decades. Hopefully it will become more commonplace to see women holding the same ranks and positions as men do. I had the privilege to serve under a female 1-star (now waiting on her 2nd star already approved) and she was as diligent and efficient as her male counterpart.
You sound like she was promoted because she is a woman, not because of her credentials.
Considering how many lives are in her hands, it would be dastard to think the Army is making a political point and would certainly call into question the professionalism at the U.S. Army leadership if that was so.
I trust that is not the case nor is what you meant to convey.
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
"Gentler Gender?" not quite my friend. While I did not serve under GEN Dunwoody, I know plenty who have. She was the first female Battalion Commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, the 782d Maintenance Bn. Then-LTC Dunwoody did a fantastic job according to the soldiers I knew in her Bn. And while a Brigadier General (1 Star) commanding the 1st COSCOM in Iraq, again, a fantastic job.
While in the 505th Parachute Inf Bn of the 82d, my Bn CDR said she "had more balls than a lot of guys!"
A Master Parachutist, Parachute Rigger and graduate of the German Army Parachute course (among many other accomplishments), "Gentle" would not be an accurate description! As Commanding General of the Army Material Command, GEN Dunwoody will do a fantastic job, of that I have no doubt.
I met her once and found her to be one squared-away Soldier. Hoo Ahh!
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