Airborne & Special Operations Museum Hosts Retired General Ann Dunwoody

Fayetteville, NC –  The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation will host a presentation and  book signing  with Retired General Ann Dunwoody, author of A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General,  Saturday,

November 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Dunwoody presents in the museum’s main theater at 11 a.m., followed by a brief question and answer period. Immediately following the presentation she will be available for book signings.

Dunwoody retired as a four-star Army general after more than 37 years of service to the United States.   Among Dunwoody’s many accomplishments came several career and military firsts. In addition to becoming the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general, she was the first woman to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division in 1992, and she became Fort Bragg’s first female general officer in 2000. Dunwoody was also the first woman to command the Combined Arms Support Command. In 2005, Dunwoody became the Army’s top-ranking female when she received the promotion to lieutenant general (three stars) and became the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G-4 (logistics). She received her fourth star in 2008.

During her last four years in service, she led and ran the largest global logistics command in the

Army comprising 69,000 military and civilians, located in all 50 states and over 140 countries. She managed a budget of $60 billion dollars and was responsible for oversight of approximately $70 billion in support of Iraq and Afghanistan, and contingency operations in Haiti, Pakistan and Japan.

Today, General Dunwoody is president of First 2 Four, LLC, a leadership mentoring and strategic

advisory services company and serves on the board of directors for L-3 Communications, Republic Services and Logistics Management Institute.

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About the Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Located in downtown Fayetteville, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum is part of the U.S. Army Museum System and tells the story of Army airborne and special operations units from  1940 to the present. Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays. Open Memorial Day, Independence Day & Veteran's Day. For more information call (910)643-2774 or visit the website at

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The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call 1-800-255-8217.