Slovenia appoints a woman as chief of military for 1st time

In this Nov. 23, 2018 photo provided Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 by Slovenia’s Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc pose for a photograph in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Slovenia’s government has appointed a female officer to become the new chief of staff of the army for the first time in the small NATO and European Union member country. (Bruno Toic/Slovenian Defense Ministry via AP)

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia’s government on Tuesday appointed a female officer as the head of the armed forces, a first for the small country which is a member of NATO and the European Union.