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August 8, 1989 | From United Press International
The U.S. Military Academy has named its first woman brigade commander since the academy began accepting female cadets 13 years ago, Army officials said Monday. Kristin Baker, 21, of Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., will command the academy's entire brigade of 4,400 cadets.
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June 3, 2000 | From Washington Post
Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, the highest-ranking woman in Army history, may be best known to the public for charging another general with sexual harassment. But in her retirement speech Friday, she offered no bitterness, instead praising the Army for leading American society toward "racial justice and gender equality."
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May 11, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Army investigators have concluded that the service's highest-ranking woman was groped by a male peer in her Pentagon office four years ago, as she has asserted in a case that has roiled the military, defense officials said Wednesday. Investigators believe that Claudia J. Kennedy, the Army's top intelligence official, was touched by Maj. Gen. Larry G. Smith against her will and that Smith sought to kiss her as well, officials said.
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June 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, who drew national attention for making a sexual harassment charge against a fellow general, is leaving the Army today, 31 years to the day since she entered. However, her formal retirement will come in August. Kennedy, 52, has been the Army's deputy chief of staff for intelligence since May 1997 and is the Army's only female three-star general. Kennedy's departure plans were set before her accusation of sexual harassment became public in March.
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July 28, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rear Adm. Evelyn J. Fields was sworn in in Washington as the first female and first black commander of the NOAA Corps, a small uniformed service that operates ships and aircraft used to study the weather, oceans and fish. "I am proud to have such a visionary and outstanding officer . . . lead the NOAA Corps," Commerce Secretary Bill Daley said at her induction ceremony. Fields was the first woman to command an oceangoing federal ship.
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June 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, who drew national attention for making a sexual harassment charge against a fellow general, is leaving the Army today, 31 years to the day since she entered. However, her formal retirement will come in August. Kennedy, 52, has been the Army's deputy chief of staff for intelligence since May 1997 and is the Army's only female three-star general. Kennedy's departure plans were set before her accusation of sexual harassment became public in March.
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July 10, 1994 | from Associated Press
Two years after Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer was kicked out of the National Guard for being a lesbian, the highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was back at her old job on Saturday. A federal court ordered her reinstatement last month, ruling that her discharge based on her sexual orientation was unconstitutional. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday refused to delay that order.
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June 2, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Marine Corps' first woman general is retiring and the service said farewell with a battalion-strength parade. Hundreds of civilian and military observers were on hand for the ceremony at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia marking the retirement of Brig. Gen. Gail M. Reals. Reals, 54, had more than 35 years of military service.
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March 26, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Army, buffeted by a sexual misconduct scandal and eager to make itself more hospitable to women, is likely soon to have its first female three-star general. Maj. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, an intelligence specialist and 28-year veteran, was nominated Tuesday to become a lieutenant general. Kennedy, who has served as the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence since July 1995, also is being nominated to serve as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence.
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November 7, 1990 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1970, when Patricia A. Tracey showed up for her first assignmentas a young Navy ensign, her commanding officer welcomed her by telling her that women didn't belong in the Navy. Furthermore, he said, he had only accepted Tracey and another female officer into his unit because he couldn't get anyone else. "I was one of the first two women assigned to the space surveillance system," recalled Tracey.
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May 11, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Army investigators have concluded that the service's highest-ranking woman was groped by a male peer in her Pentagon office four years ago, as she has asserted in a case that has roiled the military, defense officials said Wednesday. Investigators believe that Claudia J. Kennedy, the Army's top intelligence official, was touched by Maj. Gen. Larry G. Smith against her will and that Smith sought to kiss her as well, officials said.
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July 28, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rear Adm. Evelyn J. Fields was sworn in in Washington as the first female and first black commander of the NOAA Corps, a small uniformed service that operates ships and aircraft used to study the weather, oceans and fish. "I am proud to have such a visionary and outstanding officer . . . lead the NOAA Corps," Commerce Secretary Bill Daley said at her induction ceremony. Fields was the first woman to command an oceangoing federal ship.
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March 14, 1999 | Associated Press
Cmdr. Michelle Howard has become the first black woman in Navy history to command a combat vessel. "The military is the best equal opportunity employer in the United States," she said after assuming command of the Rushmore and its crew of 19 officers and 250 enlisted men and women. The Rushmore is expected to deploy to the Persian Gulf in June.
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March 26, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Army, buffeted by a sexual misconduct scandal and eager to make itself more hospitable to women, is likely soon to have its first female three-star general. Maj. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, an intelligence specialist and 28-year veteran, was nominated Tuesday to become a lieutenant general. Kennedy, who has served as the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence since July 1995, also is being nominated to serve as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence.
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November 29, 1996 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The woman who strides across the flight line is the picture of confidence and style. Her gait is precise, her attire, crisp--olive drab jumpsuit, the pants creased just so, red bandanna neatly wound about her neck, leather bomber jacket the color of chocolate. Meet Capt. Cherianne Carlisle of the United States Air Force. She is one of just 316 female pilots in a corps of nearly 15,000 flyers, and she has a surprising--but not uncommon--secret to share.
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March 27, 1996 | Associated Press
President Clinton on Tuesday nominated the first woman to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in the Marines. If confirmed by the Senate, Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Carol A. Mutter would be the first female officer in the history of the Marines elevated to three-star rank. Mutter is commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command.
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March 14, 1999 | Associated Press
Cmdr. Michelle Howard has become the first black woman in Navy history to command a combat vessel. "The military is the best equal opportunity employer in the United States," she said after assuming command of the Rushmore and its crew of 19 officers and 250 enlisted men and women. The Rushmore is expected to deploy to the Persian Gulf in June.
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June 3, 2000 | From Washington Post
Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, the highest-ranking woman in Army history, may be best known to the public for charging another general with sexual harassment. But in her retirement speech Friday, she offered no bitterness, instead praising the Army for leading American society toward "racial justice and gender equality."
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July 10, 1994 | from Associated Press
Two years after Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer was kicked out of the National Guard for being a lesbian, the highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was back at her old job on Saturday. A federal court ordered her reinstatement last month, ruling that her discharge based on her sexual orientation was unconstitutional. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday refused to delay that order.
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November 7, 1990 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1970, when Patricia A. Tracey showed up for her first assignmentas a young Navy ensign, her commanding officer welcomed her by telling her that women didn't belong in the Navy. Furthermore, he said, he had only accepted Tracey and another female officer into his unit because he couldn't get anyone else. "I was one of the first two women assigned to the space surveillance system," recalled Tracey.
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