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U.S. Army Promotes First African-American Woman to Two-Star General

October 10, 2011 by  
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“The U.S. Army promoted Marcia Anderson to a major general at Fort Knox on Thursday. It makes Anderson the highest ranking African-American woman in the Army and also marks the first time the Army has promoted an African-American woman to the rank of two-star general.

Anderson’s goal when she entered the service in 1979 was to complete eight years of service, she said.

“But I reached a point where I realized I enjoy doing this. But then I still thought that I would retire after 20 years which is about hitting lieutenant colonel rank and I was very happy at that as well because I basically thought that was a great rank. You command at that level,” said Anderson.

She said she can earn up to four stars, but said she’s happy with two for now.”

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