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#ThrowbackThursday: Pat Foote, Retired Army General

#ThrowbackThursday: Pat Foote, Retired Army General

As Memorial Day approaches, we're dedicating this #ThrowbackThursday to our MAKER Pat Foote, who is a retired United States Army general. A groundbreaker of a veteran, she holds many firsts for women in the US Army. Today's throwback shows Pat in Vietnam in 1967, where she was the army's first female public relations officer.

Pat the first female faculty member appointed to the U.S. Army War School, the first female brigade commander in Europe and the first female Inspector General in the Army. When Foote was promoted to Brigadier General in 1986, she became one of only four female generals in the U.S. Army. She was also the first female commander of Fort Belvoir, Virginia