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West Point Announces Its First Female Commandant Of Cadets

For the first time ever, a woman has been named commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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For the first time ever, a woman has been named commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Brig. Gen. Diana Holland was previously named the first female deputy commanding general of a light infantry division and completed tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Holland said in a press release: "I am very honored to be named the next commandant of the U.S. Corps of Cadets. It's a privilege to be part of the team that trains and develops leaders of character for our Army." (Video via The U.S. Military Academy at West Point)

Just two weeks before Holland's appointment, the Pentagon opened all combat jobs to female soldiers. (Video via NBC)

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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