MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Retired United States Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the former commander of Army Materiel Command and Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), has been appointed to LMI’s Board of Directors. It is her first board appointment since leaving a historic and distinguished 37-year Army career, which culminated in her becoming the first woman in U.S. military and uniformed service history to achieve a four-star officer rank.
“Ann Dunwoody is highly respected within the logistics and defense community for her remarkable clarity of thought and strategic vision, and we welcome her insight and wisdom to LMI’s Board of Directors,” LMI President and CEO Nelson M. Ford said.
Dunwoody, who Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno dubbed "quite simply the best logistician the Army has ever had,” is the fourth generation of her family to serve in the U.S. Army and the third to achieve flag officer rank.
Over the course of her career, she led and ran the largest global logistics command in the Army, comprising 69,000 military and civilians, located in all 50 states and more than 140 countries. During that time, she managed a budget of $60 billion and was responsible for oversight of approximately $70 billion in service contracts. She managed and operationalized the Army's global supply chain for numerous engagements, including support of Iraq and Afghanistan operations, contingency operations in Haiti, Pakistan, and Japan, and the Base Realignment and Closing move of Command Headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Huntsville, Ala.
Gen. Dunwoody has two master’s degrees: the first in Logistics Management (from Florida Institute of Technology) and the other in National Security Strategies (from Industrial College of the Armed Forces). She also has a bachelor’s in Physical Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. An accomplished athlete in both tennis and gymnastics, Gen. Dunwoody has been recognized by the NCAA with its highest honor (the Theodore Roosevelt Award), by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (its Lifetime Achievement Award), and by France (the National Order of Merit).
LMI is a government consulting firm committed to helping government leaders and managers reach decisions that make a difference. LMI draws on its 50 years of experience as a pioneer in logistics by applying an unmatched knowledge of people, processes, and assets to a variety of sectors, including defense, intelligence, healthcare, energy and environment, homeland security, and civil government. As a not-for-profit organization, LMI is a trusted advisor to the government—free from commercial or political bias and dedicated to the mission of advancing government management.