SKILLMAN, NJ – General Ann E. Dunwoody, alumna of the State University of New York at Cortland Class of 1975, has received the highest honor bestowed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as she was presented with the 2012 ITA Achievement Award, hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and presented by Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Stan Smith, President of the ITHF, presented the award along with David A Benjamin, ITA Executive Director and Stewart Wicht, President and CEO of Rolex Watch U.S.A., who presented a distinctive Rolex timepiece to General Dunwoody. In addition to this special gift, Dunwoody and a guest were invited to watch a session of the 2012 U.S. Open from the President’s Box, courtesy of the USTA, and was recognized during the ITHF’s Legends Ball. The SUNY Cortland varsity tennis program will also receive a $1,000 donation from the ITA in Dunwoody’s honor.
Now in its 19th year, the ITA Achievement Award pays tribute each year to past participants in the world of varsity tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. The spirit of the award honors both professional success and contributions to society made either as a direct result of a career or through humanitarian efforts.
Prior to her retirement in August 2012 after 38 years of service to the United States Army, General Ann E. Dunwoody served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is one of the largest Army commands with more than 69,000 employees and has a presence in or impacts all 50 states and 144 countries. In 2008, Dunwoody became the first woman in the history of the United States Military to be promoted to the rank of four-star general and one of only eleven four-star generals in the U.S. Army.
General Dunwoody was commissioned as a Quartermaster officer after graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland where she was a starter and four-year varsity participant for the tennis and gymnastics teams. During her career, she has served in Southwest Asia, Germany and throughout the United States.
Her principal staff assignments included service as the 82d Airborne Division Parachute Officer, where she deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Strategic Planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (Army G-4), Headquarters, United States Army.
General Dunwoody has commanded at every level, including the 226th Maintenance Company at Fort Sill, OK; the 5th QM Detachment (ABN) in Kaiserslautern, Germany; the 407th Supply and Service Battalion/ 782d Main Support Battalion (MSB) at Fort Bragg, NC; the 10th Division Support Command (DISCOM) at Fort Drum, NY; the 1st Corps Support Command at Fort Bragg, NC; the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)/Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) in Alexandria, VA; and the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, VA. She commanded the US Army Materiel Command from November 2008 to August 2012.
Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 campaign stars); and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Her badges include the Master Parachutist Badge and the Parachute Rigger Badge.
She is the 2004 recipient of the National Defense Transportation Association’s DoD Distinguished Service Award, the 2012 NDTA Leadership Award, the 2007 Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Distinguished Service Award, the 2009 Association of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces Eisenhower Award, the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Theodore Roosevelt Award and the 2011 French National Order of Merit.
General Dunwoody is married to Colonel Craig Brotchie, USAF (retired). They have two sons, Bryan and Scott, a daughter-in-law Alicia, and two grandchildren, Paige and Alex. They also have Barney, the Wonder Dog.
The ITA Achievement Award was created in 1994 to pay tribute each year to past participants in the world of collegiate varsity tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. The person honored annually by the ITA as the Achievement Award winner is unique in his or her character and accomplishments. The spirit of this award honors both professional success and contributions to society, made either as a direct result of a career or through humanitarian efforts.
A distinguished award-selection panel determines the ITA Achievement Award winner. The members of the panel include: tennis legends Chris Evert & Stan Smith; Alan Schwartz, a Past-President of the USTA; the Honorable David Dinkins, Former Mayor of New York City; 1995 ITA Achievement Award recipient and Former Senator John Breaux (D-LA); Mark Stenning, Executive Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; John Fry, President of Drexel University, and David A Benjamin, ITA Executive Director.