Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Major General Retires After 35 Years

El Paso woman retires from Army after historic career
El Paso Times
David Burge
March 1, 2017
“You always believed in me and provided me with opportunities not because I was a female soldier but because I was a soldier.” Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown
Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown, most recently U.S. Strategic Command's director of global operations, receives her personal colors during her retirement ceremony on Friday at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
(Photo: Courtesy photo -- U.S. Strategic Command by Steve Cunningham)
El Pasoan and Army Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown, the first woman to lead and command a brigade during war, is retiring from the Army after 35 years, officials at her most recent assignment at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska announced Tuesday.

Brown, an Austin High School graduate, had most recently served as the director of global operations for U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt.

A retirement ceremony was held for her at Offutt on Friday and her official retirement date from the Army is April 1.

She was the first female combatant command operations officer and first U.S. Army soldier to serve in the position for Strategic Command.

It was one of many ground-breaking moments for Brown during her illustrious three-decade-plus career.
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