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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Announces State of the Union Guest: Brigadier General Diana Holland, First Female Commandant of U.S. Military Academy at West Point

January 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that Brigadier General Diana Holland will be her honorary guest to the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12th. Brigadier General Holland served as the 10th Mountain Division's deputy commanding general for support. She was the first female general officer at Fort Drum and the first woman to serve as a deputy commanding general in one of the Army's light infantry divisions.

“I am privileged to announce that my special guest to the President’s State of the Union address this year will be Brigadier General Diana Holland,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Brigadier General Holland has served with distinction at Fort Drum and has now moved to a well-deserved appointment at West Point. I know Brigadier General Holland from my work on behalf of Fort Drum, most recently during a CODEL to Afghanistan and I am pleased that she will be able to join me in the House Chamber for this historic occasion.”

Brigadier General Holland is currently serving as the first female commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. BG Holland assumed command as the 76th commandant of cadets during a ceremony at West Point on January 5.

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