U.S. ARMY RESERVE TO PROMOTE FIRST FEMALE OFFICER OF THE LINE TO BRIGADIER GENERAL
B. Sue Dueitt, an Army Reservist, will become the first
woman "officer of the line" promoted to brigadier general in the
Army reserve components in a ceremony at 3 p.m. (EDT) on Monday,
June 2, 1997 in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Room 2E781.
Previously, women in the Army Reserve have achieved general
officer rank only in medical fields.
Born on Nov. 13, 1945, Dueitt received a direct commission
on Sept. 30, 1977. She has almost 20 years of commissioned
Currently Dueitt serves in an individual mobilization
augmentee position as deputy chief of public affairs for
headquarters, Department of the Army. Previous assignments have
included a variety of command and staff positions in the Army
Reserve including assistant division commander, 80th Division
(Institutional Training), Richmond, Va.; Commandant, 2070th U.S.
Army Reserve Forces School, Ft. Belvoir, Va.; instructor, Command
and General Staff College, 2071st U.S. Army Reserve Forces
School, Owings Mills, Md.; public affairs officer, 97th Army
Reserve Command, Ft. Meade, Md.; and public affairs chief, 352nd
Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Md.
Her civilian education includes a bachelor of science degree
in English and Business from the University of Southern
Mississippi, a master of science in English from the University
of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Administration from the
University of Alabama. Dueitt's military education includes the
Brigadier Generals Training Conference, the Senior Reserve
Component Officer Course, the Army War College, the Command and
General Staff College, the Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course,
and the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course.
Dueitt's awards include the Army Meritorious Service Medal
with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak
leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve
Components Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the
National Defense Service Medal, the Army Forces Reserve Medal
with bronze hourglass device, and the Army Service Ribbon.
In civilian life, Dueitt is a private invester.