The Army announced
on Friday that a female brigadier general would become a deputy commander of
the 1st Cavalry Division. This is the first time I can remember that
happening. It strikes me as a moment of cultural significance for the Army,
given that active-duty divisions are kind of the soul of the Army. Also, I
think her husband
currently is a DCG of the 1st Cav. So this also may be the first
time a wife succeeds a husband in the post.
"Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, commanding general, U.S.
Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas, to deputy commanding general,
1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas."