President Barack Obama nominated Colonel Cindy Jebb as the dean of the Academic Board at West Point in April. On Friday, she was officially introduced as such to the prestigious military academy in a ceremony in upstate New York.

And, according to the Army Times, that’s not all for the accomplished former cadet (she graduated in 1982). In yet another ceremony, she’ll be promoted to brigadier general.

Before this bump up, she was heading up the academy’s department of social sciences.

From all of us at the blog, congratulations, Col. Jebb. It’s not everyday you get to celebrate an exceptional military officer breaking a barrier. Hats off.