Nominee would be first female Air Force four-star general

Wolfenbarger, who graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado in 1980, was previously vice commander at Wright-Patterson.

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Currently, she is working at the Pentagon as military deputy in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Wolfenbarger would become just the second female four-star general in the U.S. military. The first came in the Army, when Gen. Ann Dunwoody was promoted to four-star general in 2008.