Army promotes highest-ranking African-American woman to major general

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by Associated Press / WHAS11 Web Producer

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 29 at 6:02 PM

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. Army has promoted an African-American woman to major general for the first time.

Brig. Gen. Marcia Anderson, who was already the highest-ranking African-American female in the Army, received her second star Thursday during a ceremony at Fort Knox. She said she was honored to receive the promotion.

Anderson has served as deputy commanding general of the Human Resources Command at the central Kentucky post, but said her last day is Friday. She said she is moving to serve at the Office of the Chief at the Army Reserve.

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