A former Sioux City resident is the Iowa Air National Guard's first female brigadier general.
Jennifer Walter, a North High School graduate who now resides in Indianola, was promoted to brigadier general earlier this month during a ceremony at the 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines.
She will assume duties as the Iowa Air Guard's chief of staff.
Walter was promoted to colonel in 2005. Since January 2011, she has served as the 132nd Fighter Wing's vice wing commander.
Walter graduated from Sioux City North High School in 1974. She began her military career in 1975 in the Kansas Air National Guard before joining the Iowa Air Guard later in the year.
She has previously been deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan.
From Associated Press