Kelly Dudzik with our content partner, Fox 16 New, reports that North Little Rock's Patricia Anslow has become the Arkansas National Guard's first female general officer.
Anslow achieved the rank of Brigadier General in June and, in a ceremony Saturday, received her formal promotion.
“Being a citizen soldier means that you must recognize the unique relationship between all of your families. This means your biological family, your employer family, and of course your guard family,” says Anslow.
Brigadier General Anslow also works for the Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the Chief of the Planning and Environmental Division.
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Also, the Arkansas American Legion has a female commander for only the second time in its history. The new commander, Mary Erdman of Hot Springs Village, was elected and installed Sunday morning in North Little Rock.
Erdman was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army reserve from 1986 to 2003, serving in Panama, Germany and under hostile fire in El Salvador.
Erdman was elected to serve as the Arkansas Commander for the 2012-2013 term.