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Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1982. Hardcover. 434 pages. Appendices, bibliography, index, DJ somewhat soiled: small tears, small chips missing. Inscribed by author. Address sticker inside front flyleaf. At the time of her retirement, after 33 years in the service, General Holm was the highest ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. armed forces. Major General Jeanne Marjorie Holm (June 23, 1921 – February 15, 2010) was the first female one-star general of the United States Air Force and the first female two-star general in any service branch of the United States. Holm was a driving force behind the expansion of women's roles in the Air Force. During World War II, Holm was assigned to the Women's Army Corps. At the end of the war, she commanded the 106th WAC Hospital Company. In October 1948, during the Berlin Blockade, Holm was recalled to active duty she served as assistant director of plans and operations for the 7200th Air Force Depot Wing, and later was War Plans Officer for the 85th Air Depot Wing, during the Berlin airlift and the early phases of the Korean War.