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Senate confirms first Air Force reservist for fourth star

Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of General Monday.

Miller will become the first citizen airman in the history of the Air Force Reserve to pin on a 4th star, according to the Air Force Reserve Command.

In 2016, she became the first female in the history of the Air Force Reserve to be chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command.

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Miller joined the Air Force in 1981, a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Ohio State University, the Air Force said. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft. Prior to her current assignment, she was the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve in Washington D.C, commanded two wings and held numerous staff positions at the unit, Air Staff and Joint Staff levels.

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Miller will become the first Reserve citizen airman to lead Air Mobility Command, a mission supported by the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.

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