Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps (left), and Brig. Gen. Elizabeth
P. Hoisington, Director, WAC (right), with Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower on their promotion day
On 11 June 1970, in a ceremony at the Pentagon,
Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor and General Westmoreland promoted the first two women officers to achieve general officer
rank in any military service.
Colonel Anna Mae Hays, Chief, Army Nurse Corps was promoted to the grade of brigadier general. She became the first woman in the history of the U.S. Army to attain general officer rank. Colonel Elizabeth P. Hoisington, Director, Women's Army Corps, was also promoted to brigadier general at that same cermony.