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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.

By Ryan Biek | December 16, 2015

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)

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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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