Alum Gen. Flora Darpino ('83) featured in Stars and Stripes

General Flora Darpino '83 was featured in the Stars and Stripes on September 3 for her recent promotion to the Judge Advocate General Corps.

From the Stars and Stripes:

For the first time in the Army’s history, a woman will become the service’s senior uniformed legal authority when Brig. Gen. Flora D. Darpino takes over as Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army on Wednesday.

Darpino will be promoted to lieutenant general, as the position requires, in a ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Pentagon auditorium.

After being nominated to the position in June by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate last month, she’s slated to take command at a time of increased scrutiny of the military’s handling of sexual assault cases, with legislators in both houses of Congress trying to strip commanders of authority over serious criminal prosecutions.


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