HOLM JEANNE M. HOLM Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.) On February 15, 2010, Maj Gen Jeanne Holm of Edgewater, MD, died of pneumonia at the Anne Arundel Hospital, Annapolis, MD. Born in 1921 in Portland, OR, General Holm began her career in 1942 in the Women''s Army Auxiliary Corps and was a company commander in the Women''s Army Corps. Her reentry to military service in 1948 led to a distinguished career in the Air Force including appointment as the Director of Women in the Air Force. In 1971, she became the first woman promoted to general officer in the Air Force and, in 1973, the first woman promoted to two-star rank in the armed forces. After retirement in 1975, she served as a Special Assistant on Women for President Ford and was a policy consultant for the Carter administration. She is the author of "Women in the Military, An Unfinished Revolution." Funeral services will be at 8:45 a.m., March 29, 2010, at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA, followed by internment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A reception will follow at the Women''s Memorial. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Women In Military Service Memorial Foundation, Dept 560, Washington, DC 20042, would be appreciated. General Holm was an active Memorial supporter.
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Published in The Washington Post on February 21, 2010