Ann Dunwoody, a Florida Tech alumna and the first female four-star general in U.S. Army history, will receive the 2019 Sylvanus Thayer Award from the West Point Association of Graduates.
Though not a West Point graduate, four generations of her family were graduates, and her legacy of excellence and achievement certainly warrants the Thayer Award, West Point Association of Graduates Board Chairman Lt. Gen. (USA, Ret.) Joseph E. DeFrancisco said.
“She embodies the proud legacy of our Association’s highest award,” he said. “Having Gen. Dunwoody forever associated with West Point through the Thayer Award speaks directly to its purpose of recognizing a citizen of the United States, other than a West Point graduate, whose outstanding character, accomplishments, and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives.”
A 1988 graduate from Florida Tech’s Fort Lee site, where she earned a master’s degree in logistics management, Dunwoody was named the 2014 Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
She will receive the Thayer Award at a ceremony Oct. 10.