Sherian Cadoria

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Sherian Grace Cadoria
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Sherian Grace Cadoria
Born (1943-01-26) January 26, 1943 (age 77)
Marksville, Louisiana
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchWomen's Army Corps;
Military Police Corps
Years of service1960 – 1990
RankBrigadier General
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal

Sherian Grace Cadoria (born January 26, 1943 in Marksville, Louisiana) is a retired United States Army officer. She became the first African-American woman to achieve General rank in the Army in 1985. She was the highest ranking black woman in the military at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.

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