General Ann E. Dunwoody

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 15, 2012) -- The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired today after 38 years in uniform.

"Ann is a leader who lived our Army values, who always led from the front, who dedicated herself to the profession of arms," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, who hosted the retirement. "In my mind, Ann Dunwoody is the epitome of the Army professional."

Dunwoody joined the Army in 1974, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps in 1975. Her first assignment was as supply platoon leader, 226th Maintenance Company (Forward, Direct Support), 100th Supply and Services Battalion (Direct Support), Fort Sill, Okla. Since then, she's served at every level of command.


National Commander
DAV (Disabled American Veterans)


Delphine Metcalf-Foster, a disabled U.S. Army veteran, was elected National Commander of the nearly 1.3 million-member DAV at the organization's 2017 National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Vallejo, California native’s military career included service with the U.S. Army Reserve, 689th Quartermaster Unit, 6253rd Hospital Unit and 6211th Transportation Unit, Letterman Army Medical Center. She retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of first sergeant in 1996.
Metcalf-Foster was injured in January 1991 while serving in Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. At the time she was supporting the Grave Registration Company mission. She was medically evacuated to Germany for care and treatment.

Metcalf-Foster is a life member of DAV Chapter 21, Vallejo, California. She currently serves on the First Data Military Advisory Council and is a member of the DAV Department of California Claims and Service Committee, and has served as Chairman for the DAV Department of California Resolution Committee. Metcalf-Foster also completed a four year appointment as a member of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans in November 2015.
A retired Quality Assurance work leader from the Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, Metcalf-Foster’s leadership has been sought at the local, state, and national levels. She served as chairman of the Hospital/Volunteer Intern Committee, National 16th District Executive Committee, and has served as director and treasurer for DAV at the national level.
A graduate of Solano Community College and Sonoma State University, Metcalf-Foster majored in psychology and liberal studies. She currently resides in Vallejo, California, and is the mother of three children, Linda,
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Col. Donna W. Martin
Commander (Provisional) - 18th Military Police Brigade

Col. Donna W. Martin was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in 1988 after graduating from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
She served more than three years as a platoon leader and executive officer with the 66th MP Company, Karlsruhe, Germany. As a platoon leader, she deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm from December 1990–June 1991.