Sherian Cadoria

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Sherian Cadoria
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Sherian Grace Cadoria
Born (1940-01-26) January 26, 1940 (age 81)
Marksville, Louisiana
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1960–1990
RankBrigadier General
Commands held1st Region Criminal investigation Command
Military Police Student Battalion
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (3)
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (4)

Sherian Grace Cadoria (born January 26, 1940) is a retired United States Army officer. She became the first African-American woman to achieve general officer rank in the regular United States Army on promotion to brigadier general in 1985. She was the highest ranking black woman in the military at the time of her retirement in 1990. 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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