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Ann Dunwoody

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Heading the Army Materiel Command, General Ann Dunwoody is the first four-star officer in the U.S. military.

Command assignments

Her command assignments include: the 226th Maintenance Company Fort Sill, OK; 5th QM Detachment (ABN) Kaiserslautern, Germany; the 407th Supply and Service Battalion/ 782d Main Support Battalion (MSB) Fort Bragg, NC; the 10th Mountain Division Support Command (DISCOM) Fort Drum, NY; the 1st Corps Support Command Fort Bragg, NC; the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)/Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Alexandria, VA; and the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) Fort Lee, VA. She most recently served as AMC’s Deputy Commanding General.[1]

Staff assignments

Her key Staff Assignments include 82nd Airborne Division Parachute officer; strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA); Executive Officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG, G-4) of the Army Staff. She deployed with the 82d as the Division Parachute Officer for Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM from September 1990 to March 1991, and in 2001, as 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM) Commander she deployed the Log Task Force in support of OEF1 and stood up the Joint Logistics Command in Uzbekistan in support of CJTF-180 in Afghanistan. As Commander of SDDC, she supported the largest deployment and redeployment of U.S. forces since WWII.

Early career, education, awards

General Dunwoody received a direct commission as a Quartermaster officer in 1975, after graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland. She later earned a Master of Science Degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1988 and a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1995.

Her awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; SWASM (2 campaign stars); and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Her badges include the Master Parachutist Badge and the Parachute Rigger Badge.

She has been recognized as a 2001 Distinguished Alumni for the State University of New York at Cortland, the 2004 recipient of the National Defense Transportation Association’s DoD Distinguished Service Award, the 2007 recipient of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Distinguished Service Award and the 2009 recipient of the Association of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces Eisenhower Award. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2009.


General Dunwoody has been married to Colonel Craig Brotchie, USAF (Retired) for 20 years. They have one puppy, Barney.
  1. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, U.S. Army, 30 June 2008