Air Force to get 1st woman 4-star general

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Air Force to get 1st woman 4-star general

UPI – Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, given Senate approval to head the U.S. Air Force  Materiel Command, will become the branch’s first female four-star general.

The Senate approved her appointment to the command at Wright-Patterson Air  Force Base in Ohio late Monday, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported.

Since September, Wolfenbarger has been working in the Pentagon. From December  2009 to September 2011, she was vice commander at Wright-Patterson.

“The men and women of the U.S. Air Force have relied on the experience and  courage of General Wolfenbarger,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said.  “With roots in the Miami Valley, she has shown strong leadership and an  eagerness to serve throughout her career. I’m humbled to congratulate General  Wolfenbarger for this well-deserved promotion and proud that the Air Force’s  first female four-star general was born in Ohio, raised in Ohio, and will serve  in Ohio as the commander of the Air Force Materiel Command in Ohio.”

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