The United States could have its first female citizen airman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general if Congress approves a presidential nomination.
President Barack Obama nominated Major General Maryanne Miller to replace Lt. General James F. Jackson as the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command.
Miller currently serves as the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Washington, D.C. She assists the chief of the Air Force Reserve, who serves as the principal advisor on Reserve matters to the secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff.
If confirmed by the Senate, Miller will become the first female Citizen Airman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general during a ceremony in July.
“She is a proven leader and will continue to lead our Citizen Airmen to the next level of excellence,” Jackson said.
Miller is a graduate of Ohio State University and has received many distinguished awards and decorations in her 35-year career. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 hours in numerous aircraft. She was promoted to her current rank Jan 1, 2013.