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Female 3-Star General Nominated By President Obama For 4-Star Status

WASHINGTON D.C. - Air Force Lieutenant General Janet Wolfenbarger - already the Air Force's Highest Ranking woman - has been nominated by President Obama for promotion, which, pending Senate approval, would make her the first female four-star general in Air Force history.

Wolfenbarger currently serves as the military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition here and she is one of four female lieutenant generals in the Air Force.

A Beavercreek, Ohio, native, Wolfenbarger holds a graduate degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Wolfenbarger who received her third star in December 2009 has been awarded numerous medals, including the Distinguished Service Medal.

 

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