Two sisters reached the rank of general for the first time in the American army's 244 years of history of the .
Major-General Maria Barrett and her younger sister, General Brig. Paula Lodi grew up in a military family. Their father, Ruston Lodi, served during the Second World War and received the Silver Star.
Both have an impressive resume: Major-General Barrett is the commander-in-chief of NETCOM, while Brig. General Lodi is the Chief of Staff of the Surgeon General's Office.
The Army thinks the two sisters are the first to have this distinction.