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Military might at Mizzou

Posted on June 25, 2008 by Karen Pojmann

It’s been a big week for women in the military, with President Bush nominating Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to become first female four-star general in the United States. According to Pentagon reports, only 57 of this country’s active-duty generals and admirals are women.

Mizzou soon will welcome one of them.

The wife of our newly appointed vice chancellor for research, Robert Duncan, is Maj. Gen. Annette L. Sobel. Sobel has served as the director of intelligence for the National Guard Bureau and director of the New Mexico Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. She has won multiple service awards from the Army and the Air Force. She has taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas at Galveston and Wright State University. She serves on the national board of directors for Girl Scouts of the USA. And did we mention she’s also a medical doctor and senior flight surgeon? You might say Sobel is the very model of a modern major general.

The couple joins us Sept. 1.

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  • An amazing accomplishment considering what a male-dominated career she has chosen. She seems poised to continue her ascent and pushing through the “ceiling.”

    Jodi Dunwoody Homes | June28, 2009

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