Retired Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm, the Air Force's first female brigadier general and who later became DOD's first female major general, died Feb. 15, 2010. She was 89. Holm began her military career during World War II as an Army truck driver, later taking a commission in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. She transferred to the Air Force in 1949 and throughout her career advocated increasing opportunities for military women. She retired from USAF in 1975 but continued to serve as an advisor for three Administrations. She received the Air Force Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, among many honors. Here, Brigadier General Holm receives the Distinguished Service Medal in 1973 from Lt. Gen. Robert Dixon, who was then deputy chief of staff for personnel.
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