Years of service
1960 – 1990
Battles and wars
January 26, 1943 (age 72)Marksville, Louisiana (
Women's Army Corps, Military Police Corps
United States of America
Brigadier general sherian cadoria
Sherian Grace Cadoria (born January 26, 1943 in Marksville, Louisiana) is a retired United States Army officer and the first African-American female to achieve General rank in the Army. She was the highest ranking female in the Army 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.