The US Air Force has chosen a woman to lead its basic training unit where dozens of female recruits said they were sexually assaulted or harassed by male instructors.
Her appointment comes amid a sex scandal that has rocked one of America's busiest military training centres and caught the attention of Congress.
Six male instructors have been charged with crimes ranging from rape to adultery.
Col Liddick is already stationed in San Antonio as chief of the maintenance division at the former Randolph Air Force Base. She will take command on Friday.