IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIREMENT OF GENERAL ANN E. DUNWOODY
(Extensions of Remarks - May 08, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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      IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIREMENT OF GENERAL ANN E. DUNWOODY

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                             HON. MO BROOKS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                          Tuesday, May 8, 2012

  Mr. BROOKS. Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to General Ann 
E. Dunwoody, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, on the 
occasion of her retirement following 37 years of exemplary service to 
the United States Military. Being from Huntsville, Alabama, home to 
Redstone Arsenal and U.S. Army Material Command and as a Member of the 
House Committee on Armed Services, I have had the honor of knowing 
General Dunwoody and witnessing her patriotism and dedication to this 
great Nation.
  General Dunwoody's service is marked by many firsts. She is the 82nd 
Airborne Division's first female battalion commander, she is Fort 
Bragg's first female general officer, she is the Combined Arms Support 
Command's first female commander, she is our Nation's first female 
four-star general, and she is the U.S. Army Materiel Command's first 
female commander. These historic achievements forever mark General 
Dunwoody as a true pioneer.
  General Dunwoody's many stellar achievements in uniform, including 
her deployment to Saudi Arabia with the 82nd Airborne in the Persian 
Gulf War, are a tribute to her character and ability, but she is 
admired most for her compassionate leadership and for the steadfast 
courage she has shown in the defense of our Nation. General Dunwoody 
is, first and foremost, a proud, fourth-generation U.S. Army Soldier.
  As General Dunwoody and her husband, Colonel Craig Brotchie (U.S. Air 
Force, Retired), begin the next phase of their lives, I want to 
express, on behalf of the American people, the warmest regards and 
heartfelt gratitude of the Nation for all that they have done and all 
that they are.
  On behalf of all those touched by her service, we wish General 
Dunwoody good luck, good ground, and Godspeed. Army Strong!

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