The Army has named a 47-year-old North Carolina native as the first female commandant of its only drill sergeants' school.
Army officials say Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King of Clinton will take over the school at South Carolina's Fort Jackson in September.
King says she hopes her new job will be an inspiration to other women in the military.
The Army consolidated all of its schools for drill sergeants at the service's largest training installation last year.
King has been in the Army for 28 years. She has held a wide variety of posts in the service, including serving as the top enlisted adviser to NATO's military commander in Europe.