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Highest-ranking black woman assigned to the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve

from The Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle

For Marcia Anderson, the promotion from brigadier general to major general validates the work of everyone who came before her. Anderson recently became the first African-American woman given a second star as a general in the U.S. Army during a ceremony at Fort Knox. It's a day, Anderson said, that black soldiers who fought during the Civil War or the Tuskegee Airmen could never have imagined. "But, they still signed up and served," said Anderson, who lives in Verona, Wis., when not on active duty. more

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