Unsung Heros


The Leadership Educational lesson/theme highlights two prominent military women who served as leaders in the military. This theme emphasizes Major Charity Adams and the 6888th Postal Battalion she commanded during World War II, General Ann Dunwoody, the first women four-star general, and their significant contributions to the American military. During World War II Charity Adams was selected to be the highest-ranking black women to command overseas and during the current War on Terror Ann Dunwoody rose to the rank of four-star general, the first women to achieve that rank. The college curriculum associated with this theme will introduce academic tools and readings that come exclusively from the Army’s capstone leadership manual: Field Manual (FM) 6-22 Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, and Agile. The theme focuses on “The Basis of Leadership” and “Leader Character” as outlined in FM 6-22 Army Leadership.

Ann Dunwoody, General, U.S. Army (Ret)
General Ann E. Dunwoody is the first woman promoted to the rank of four-star general in the military. She joined the Army in 1973 as a second lieutenant and retired in 2012 after commanding the United States Army Material Command.
Francoise Bonnell, Ph.D., Director, U.S. Army Women’s Museum, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, (Ret)
Francoise Bonnell, Ph.D., is the director of the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia. She is an author and a recognized authority in women’s military history.
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