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Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody assumes command of MTMC.

An Army general with extensive service in the XVIII Airborne Corps has assumed command of the Military Traffic Management Command.

Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody assumed the duties of commanding general of the Major U.S. Army Command at a formal ceremony Oct. 17, at Fort Myer, Va. Dunwoody replaces Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, MTMC commanding general since July 1999.

"Today I am honored to be part of this team," said Dunwoody, promising full support to the military's warfighters.

"One of the reasons I'm proud to be here is because MTMC supports the warfighter every day," said Dunwoody, who spent 10 of the last 14 years of her military service in the Army's key ready-reaction force of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Dunwoody assumes control of an Army headquarters responsible for the global, end-to-end surface movement of the Department of Defense's equipment and materials. The command has a worldwide Operations Center at Fort. Eustis, Va. and 24 port terminal units around the globe. MTMC soldiers and civilians at the ports, trained to work as members of deployment support teams, are capable of working at any port in the world.

The change of command ceremony was hosted by Gen. John W. Handy, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Handy thanked Privratsky for his energetic leadership in developing efficiencies in transportation processes and costs.

"He developed innovative solutions involving shipments to Afghanistan," said Handy, describing rail routings across Europe, Russia and South West Asia countries.

In her most recent assignment, Dunwoody was commanding general of the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. In that position, her unit provided support to Army units deployed in Afghanistan.

Dunwoody received a direct commission as a second lieutenant after graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1975. She has graduate degrees in national resource strategy and logistics management. Her past assignments include tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; and the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

During Operation Desert Storm, Dunwoody deployed to Saudi Arabia as the division parachute officer of the 82nd Airborne Division. She served overseas from September 1990 to March 1991.

Privratsky praised the soldiers and civilians of the 2,300-member command for their resilience amid organizational change and MTMC's challenging global mission.

"I am especially proud to have ended my career with the Military Traffic Management Command," said Privratsky.

"I have never worked with a work force that took on so much so fast and kept such great morale," he said. "I am proud to have been your leader."
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Date:Jan 1, 2003
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