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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James (right) helps pin a fourth star on Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski during a ceremony on June 1, 2015. Air Force photo​​

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski on Monday received her fourth star for her forthcoming assignment leading Air Force Materiel Command. “It was an honor to pin on your fourth star,” wrote Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James on Monday in a Twitter post congratulating the general after the promotion ceremony. Pawlikowski is scheduled to take charge of AFMC on June 8, according to a release. She will succeed Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, who has led the command at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, since June 2012 and is retiring from the Air Force, effective July 1. Pawlikowski has been the military deputy in the Air Force Secretariat’s acquisition office for the past year. The Senate back in March approved her promotion.