Fort Belvoir VA to Huntsville AL as a result of Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC).
As the commander of Army Materiel Command she was responsible for Army’s Research and Development, Installation and Contingency contracting, Foreign Military Sales, Security Assistance, Supply chain management, all Army Depots supporting supply and maintenance functions, manufacturing sites and ammunition plants. Dunwoody led the transformation of the Army’s logistics organizations, processes and doctrine in support of an expeditionary Army. The Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Ray Odierno, called her “quite simply the best logistician the Army has ever had.” Dunwoody offers visionary and strategic insights for managing large organizations to posture them for the future and ensure relevancy — focusing on where to invest as well as divest.
In 2008, General Dunwoody earned the historic distinction of being the first woman in U.S. Military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. She is the fourth generation of her family to serve in the US Army and the third to achieve flag officer rank.
General Dunwoody has been recognized by the NCAA with its highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Award, by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with its lifetime Achievement Award and by France with its National Order of Merit.