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First woman set to lead largest U.S. Army command

Laura J. Richardson. Photo: U.S. Army/Axios

For the first time in U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) history, a woman, Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, will lead 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians in the biggest Army command, CNN reports.

The big picture: Richardson has broken the glass ceiling before with the military. In 2017, she became the first female deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, according to the Army, and in 2012 became the first female deputy commanding general of a maneuver division.

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