"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!