My Kind of Promotion

While in China-Macau SAR, I was delighted with a headline in the Global Edition of the New York Times on 1 July: "A Big Step for Women in the U.S. Military." President Bush has just nominated Lieutenant General Ann Dunwoody to take command of the Army's Material Command. If Congress approves, she will add a fourth star to her collar—and thence become the military's first female 4-star flag officer.

Bravo!