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The first general sisters appeared in the USA

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The Pentagon recently handed over general epaulettes to another woman. An event that has already become ordinary is distinguished primarily by the fact that she has a sister - and she is also a general.


The first general sisters appeared in the USA


Relatives are not uncommon. It often happens that brothers, starting from the lower ranks, together attain high positions. However, in the United States, two sisters reached general positions.

Army Major General Maria Barrett and her younger sister, Brigadier General Paula Lodi, are the first sisters to achieve the rank of general, according to USA Today. Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said the two women are “America’s pride.”

Mary 53, her sister, Paula, 51. They grew up in a family headed by an Italian immigrant and a WWII veteran. The parents of the general sisters raised five children, and, as Barrett and Lodi admit, they always emphasized the importance of “public service” to the children. Maria notes that while her sister was more likely an athlete, she herself could most likely be attributed to the “nerds” - and their brother agrees with her. In an interview with USA Today, he emphasizes that the sisters succeeded - one in sports, the other in school - and were "a source of pride and admiration."



Each of the sisters chose their own army path. “Athlete”, at the age of 10, watched a documentary about the first women at West Point, and decided to follow in their footsteps, having received the approval of her father. However, she did not get into the desired educational institution, and as a result she completed courses of reserve officers at the G. Rutgers University.

For her older sister, in turn, it all came down to the issue of financing education. And if initially she was going to make a career in the State Department, then subsequently priority was given to the army. At the same time, she emphasizes that in conversations with young soldiers, she often explains that the reason she joined the army is not the reason she stayed.

Now Lodi is the deputy headquarters in the office of the Chief Army Surgeon. Her sister leads the US Army Network Technology Command Unit (NETCOM).


Maria Barrett in 80's


Women in the US Armed Forces


Women make up approximately 14 percent of the US army, 23 percent of the army reserve and 16 percent of the national guard. Since 1948, America has been enacted in America to regulate the integration of women into the United States regular and reserve forces. In the 1967 year, during the Vietnam War, restrictions on promotion in military service were officially lifted from women, including the abolition of the existing 2% barrier in the officer corps.

In the 1976 year, West Point received its first women cadets in the number of 119 people, 62 of them completed their studies. In 2008, Anne Dunwoody became the first female four-star general. At the same time, at first it was indirect, but from the 1994 of the year - and direct - a ban on the participation of women in hostilities. However, it was rarely respected, and since 2013, Minister of Defense Leon Panetta has canceled it.

In August 2015, Kristen Marie Griest and Shay Lynn Haver were the first women to graduate from the U.S. Army ranger school. Since September of the same year, this educational institution has been open for them on an ongoing basis.

26 October 2016 years, ten women first completed the United States Army Infantry Officer Training Course at Fort Benning. In 2019, Laura Yeager became the first woman to head the US Army Infantry Division.
Photos used:
Press Service US Armed Forces
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  1. Pedrodepackes
    Pedrodepackes 9 September 2019 13: 56
    +6
    They grew up in a family headed by an Italian immigrant and a WWII veteran.
    interesting ... on which side of the barricade was it?
    1. sanya_sergant
      sanya_sergant 9 September 2019 14: 26
      +2
      Well, why so immediately in an uncomfortable position
    2. Dym71
      Dym71 9 September 2019 14: 32
      +5
      Quote: Pedrodepackes
      interesting ... on which side of the barricade was it?

      Their father's name is Ruston, awarded the Silver Star.
      1. sanya_sergant
        sanya_sergant 9 September 2019 16: 22
        +2
        Well, if their father’s name is Ruston, then this will change everything!
        laughing
        So what, say, did he get a star? Where did you hero?
        For general development, I need to dispel doubts.
        Or google to help me, and you have nothing more to say?
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 9 September 2019 16: 27
          +2
          Quote: sanya_sergant
          Well, if their father’s name is Ruston, then this will change everything!

          You probably did not notice that my comment is an answer to the question of "Pedrodepakes" (Alex), in which he asks which side the Italian immigrant fought on. hi
    3. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 9 September 2019 14: 39
      +1
      Quote: Pedrodepackes
      They grew up in a family headed by an Italian immigrant and a WWII veteran.
      interesting ... on which side of the barricade was it?

      - My grandfather fought in Wrangel !!!
      - Wow! ..
      - Aha! Shoulder to shoulder!!!

      © Nikolay P. Voronin, series "Voronins".
  2. Amateur
    Amateur 9 September 2019 14: 01
    0
    Fi, what terrible. There has recently been an article about generals from Thailand. Here are those pretty ones. love
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 9 September 2019 14: 08
      -4
      Quote: Amateur
      There has recently been an article about generals from Thailand. Here are those pretty ones.

      Those in another department are lol
      1. Amateur
        Amateur 9 September 2019 14: 39
        0
        Those in another department are

        They are all under one "department".
        The truth is not all royal feel
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 9 September 2019 14: 41
          -1
          Quote: Amateur
          All of them have one "department"

          Nah, those official concubines
    2. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 9 September 2019 14: 20
      +2
      our roofing felts .. for example, Major General Irina Volk
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 9 September 2019 16: 00
        +1
        By the way, when I see her, one thought revolves, and is she not a relative of our famous test pilot Igor Volk?
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 9 September 2019 16: 04
        +3
        Quote: Level 2 Advisor
        our roofing felts .. for example, Major General Irina Volk

        Whoever ours or theirs is, "War is not a woman's business."
      3. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
        Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 9 September 2019 22: 53
        0
        So is she like a colonel?
    3. lis-ik
      lis-ik 9 September 2019 14: 24
      +4
      Quote: Amateur
      Fi, what terrible. There has recently been an article about generals from Thailand. Here are those pretty ones. love

      Better than the "brothers," Williams.
    4. The Little Humpbacked Horse
      The Little Humpbacked Horse 9 September 2019 16: 03
      +1
      Quote: Amateur
      Fi, what terrible.


      And do not be afraid to put your picture on public display, but we will discuss, otherwise maybe you are also some kind of quasimode?
      1. Amateur
        Amateur 9 September 2019 16: 48
        -3
        And do not be afraid to put your picture on public display, but we will discuss, otherwise maybe you are also some kind of quasimode?

        To your regret, and to my happiness, I am a "traditional orientation". Therefore, I appreciate women. What I wish you too feel
        1. The Little Humpbacked Horse
          The Little Humpbacked Horse 9 September 2019 17: 39
          -3
          Quote: Amateur
          Therefore, I appreciate women. What I wish you


          I thought that you would be afraid to upload your picture, and for a real man, discussing a woman’s appearance, as it’s not decent, don’t find
          1. Amateur
            Amateur 9 September 2019 17: 46
            -1
            for a real man to discuss a woman’s appearance, as it’s not decent, don’t find

            All my life I was convinced that real men at work discuss only "women", and on vacation with "women" - only work. But the fact that the VO site began to be popular with some with "strange" requests for appearance request - surprise.
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 9 September 2019 17: 33
      +3
      Quote: Amateur
      Fi, what terrible.

      The lowest is to scoff at a person's appearance and physical disabilities. Or are you one of those who point a finger at the disabled and shout - "Fi, one-legged!". Put your picture on public display, handsome.
      1. The Little Humpbacked Horse
        The Little Humpbacked Horse 9 September 2019 17: 52
        +1
        Quote: Piramidon
        Put your picture on public display, handsome.


        Yes, he is afraid of what to do, cowardly
  3. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 9 September 2019 14: 05
    -1
    It's a hint?)))
    Soldier Jane.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 9 September 2019 14: 13
      -1
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Soldier Jane.

      Weakie No.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 9 September 2019 15: 15
        -2
        Static and dynamic load are two different things. yes
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 9 September 2019 15: 31
          -3
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          Static and dynamic load are two different things. yes

          And so they can’t
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 9 September 2019 16: 02
        0
        Gorgeous photo comparison. good good good laughing
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 9 September 2019 14: 07
    -6
    A scary ... belay Horror laughing
    They can scare enemies without rank and weapon. laughing
  5. MoJloT
    MoJloT 9 September 2019 14: 08
    -1
    The first general sisters appeared in the USA
    Now transgenic will catch up with LGBT people.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 9 September 2019 14: 43
      -2
      Quote: MoJloT
      Now transgenic will catch up with LGBT people.

      Already. laughing "Minus" flooded laughing
      1. MoJloT
        MoJloT 9 September 2019 14: 44
        0
        laughing laughing laughing And in truth, but unexpectedly, the theme of the site is not the same, although they can’t get used to it without soap.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 9 September 2019 15: 09
          -5
          Quote: MoJloT
          laughing laughing laughing And in truth, but unexpectedly, the theme of the site is not the same, although they can’t get used to it without soap.

          Specific such laughing
  6. Destiny
    Destiny 9 September 2019 14: 09
    +2
    It often happens that brothers, starting with the lower ranks, together attain high positions.
    Okay, I went home as the chief ship foreman (DCBF), bro senior, also foreman (Strategic Missile Forces), our average senior sergeant of the communications troops (not a boxer and not a sambo wrestler, like me and Bro) but very smart smile
    What is so here?
    1. Harry.km
      Harry.km 9 September 2019 14: 22
      +2
      - Brother, can I become a general? Asked the younger sister, major, the colonel’s brother.
      -No sister. Without hesitation, the brother Colonel answered. -You can only become a colonel.
      -And why? Grisly asked the sister.
      -Because, sister, the general has his own sister!
  7. Sergei 23
    Sergei 23 9 September 2019 14: 19
    +4
    Army Major General Maria Barrett and her younger sister, Brigadier General Paula Lodi, are the first sisters to achieve the rank of general. And notice both are white. I’m thinking the other day someone will be pulled to the general rank of black military women.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 9 September 2019 14: 38
      +1
      Quote: Sergey 23
      of black military women

      Moreover, lesbians and autists.
  8. sergo1914
    sergo1914 9 September 2019 14: 22
    +2
    No, well, on the one hand, the general should cause fear among his subordinates ... But not to impotence.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 9 September 2019 14: 26
    -1
    There are "women" in the Pentagon, so why not .... I don’t know about a burning hut, but in a dark alleyway you will go around, step aside! because it's a music, definitely.
    Their affairs, we better look at YOURSELF! Fortunately there is something \ whom !!!
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 September 2019 14: 27
    -4
    So are they women or transgender people? Judging by the second photo.
  11. Archikah
    Archikah 9 September 2019 14: 27
    -6
    A woman - when she forgets about her main function - extending the Sort and maintaining the outbreak, gets lost and crawls into boxing, hockey and here into the generals. Fool woman will command the men? Yes, no self-respecting guy will go under the bullets under such a command. am
    1. Julius Caesar
      Julius Caesar 9 September 2019 19: 07
      +2
      Better a woman general than any Muzhenko ...
  12. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 9 September 2019 14: 47
    0
    Quote: Archikah
    A woman - when she forgets about her main function - extending the Sort and maintaining the outbreak, gets lost and crawls into boxing, hockey and here into the generals. Fool woman will command the men? Yes, no self-respecting guy will go under the bullets under such a command. am

    Hockey players, by the way, are very nice.
    But the general is already too much. Even in the USSR, which was the first to abolish restrictions for the "fairer sex", women did not fall into the ranks of the generals even during the wildest tensions in world history, not to mention "before and after." And then ... Someone rushing under "Lily Marlene" to the United States with the intention to root out the Yankees?
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 10 September 2019 17: 47
      0
      no, just to control the whole world over a large puddle of men there are few.
      1. oldzek
        oldzek 10 September 2019 19: 33
        0
        moreover, the generals are needed, and they will also gather meat among the allies (or vassals).
  13. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 September 2019 15: 04
    +1
    The first general sisters appeared in the USA
    Down and Out trouble started. Soon the daughters generals will appear.
  14. Evil 55
    Evil 55 9 September 2019 15: 17
    -2
    Oh, and terrible aunts .... Our grandmother hedgehogs are fabulous and those are nicer .. In any case, both are not married ..
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 9 September 2019 15: 34
      -2
      Quote: Angry 55
      Our grandmother hedgehogs are fabulous and those are prettier ..

  15. Old26
    Old26 9 September 2019 15: 32
    +4
    Quote: Avis-bis
    Hockey players, by the way, are very nice.
    But the general is already too much. Even in the USSR, which was the first to abolish restrictions for the "fairer sex", women did not fall into the ranks of the generals even during the wildest tensions in world history, not to mention "before and after." And then ... Someone rushing under "Lily Marlene" to the United States with the intention to root out the Yankees?

    In the USSR, this was not accepted. Probably the only exception is Maria Sakhnovskaya-Flerova, a general who served in intelligence (before the war).
    Now we probably have half a hundred female generals, but almost none of them have completed all the posts in the troops. The overwhelming majority are the police, customs, etc. In the army they most often have a civilian rank, which corresponds to the rank of general.
    They have it differently. As for beauty - all this is subjective. Yes, the American women represented in the photograph are by no means beauties, but they can not be called strangers either. And what photography is - no need to say. It all depends on the angle, highlight and many other factors. Even here in the first photo, one of the sisters in the beret looks, well, let's say, not really. But in another photograph, the microphone has a perfectly normal woman who has exceeded half a century
  16. another RUSICH
    another RUSICH 9 September 2019 17: 06
    +1
    Women generals? Cho seriously? And can they command the regiments? Well, that’s it! Hail the world, the Yankees are coming!)))
  17. Kontrik
    Kontrik 9 September 2019 18: 45
    -2
    I hope ours in Russia will not follow this example .. And then lovers copy everything Western .. negative
    Then it turns out that these transgender .... Ugh damn it. request
  18. Alex013
    Alex013 9 September 2019 19: 05
    +1
    Which on the right in the top photo - reminds of some of our general. From the National Guard ...
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 9 September 2019 19: 13
    +1
    It is interesting to families, these American generals have children, or is this a significant moment, how to spend your life chasing little stars?
  20. 4ekist
    4ekist 9 September 2019 22: 57
    +1
    I won’t be surprised if the sisters turn out to be brothers.
  21. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 10 September 2019 00: 25
    0
    Just a question: a man has a general soldier - wife of a general, a woman of a general soldier - husband ...? what
  22. Cry
    Cry 10 September 2019 08: 48
    0
    If such fears are to command the entire US army, then not only the Russians, but also the Chechens together with Habib, will run to wherever they go.
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