West Point to honor first fe­male 4-star gen­eral

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The first woman to be­come a four-star gen­eral in the U.S. mil­i­tary will be honored with an award at West Point.

Re­tired Army Gen. Ann Dun­woody will re­ceive the Thayer Award on Oct. 10 at a cer­e­mony at the U.S. Mil­i­tary Academy.

The award is pre­sented by West Point’s As­so­ci­a­tion of Grad­u­ates to those whose ser­vice in the na­tional in­ter­est re­flects the academy’s motto of “Duty, Honor, Coun­try.”

Past re­cip­i­ents in­clude Dwight D. Eisen­hower, Bob Hope, Tom Brokaw and Robert Mueller. Last year’s re­cip­i­ent was Leon Panetta.

Be­fore her re­tire­ment in 2012, Dun­woody led and ran Army Ma­teriel Com­mand, the largest global lo­gis­tics com­mand in the Army.

The award is named for Col. Syl­vanus Thayer, a revered early leader of the academy.

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