White House Features New Women Generals on International Women’s Day

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during International Women's Day in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2021.
March 11, 2021

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin put the spotlight on two female generals who were recently promoted to head four-star combatant commands during remarks in honor of International Women's Day at the White House Monday.

Austin announced the promotions of Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson and Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost on Saturday, and both women flanked Biden at Monday's event.

Read more: 2 female generals, recently promoted, spotlighted in White House remarks (abcnews.go.com)

Transcript of Remarks by President Biden on International Women’s Day (whitehouse.gov)

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