Sunday, July 19, 2015

Military lawyer is Britain's first female general

The British Army has appointed its first female general. Brigadier Susan Ridge will take over as Director General Army Legal Service (DGALS), a two-star post within the Adjutant General's Corps.* She joined the Army in 1992 following six years in private practice as a solicitor in Wales. Previously the Royal Air Force promoted Elaine West to Air Vice Marshal, the first female appointment to two-star rank in the British military.

Coverage of the appointment can be found here, here and here with a different approach taken here by legal tabloid Legal Cheek

*Brigadiers have not been classed as generals within the British Military since 1921.

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