Groundbreaking female general in command of US Army North

Military Times: As Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson took command of U.S. Army North on Monday morning before hundreds of dignitaries, she took stock of a life unbarred by barriers.

The kind of barriers that women have faced.

The San Antonio Express-News reports a champion swimmer at 8, private aviator at 15, All-American swimmer in college and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot who flew combat missions in 2003, the first year of the Iraq War, she grew up competitive, an athlete whose mom and dad literally let her spread her wings — without artificial limits.

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