General Clifton says this decision is a strong affirmation of the equal role that women leaders play in the Army's worldwide ministry.
Major Kelly Pontsler shares stories of people linked to The Salvation Army's emergency relief effort in Haiti.
Salvation Army medical staff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, have played a part in the miraculous survival of 28-year-old Evan Ocinia.
The Salvation Army in Haiti has now distributed more than a million meals in its response to the earthquake.
The United Nations Shelter Cluster has designated The Salvation Army as the ‘lead agency’ for the soccer stadium and another plaza.
For more than a week the people of Haiti have been trying to cope with the pain and suffering caused by a devastating earthquake.
The Salvation Army in that country has been fully mobilised in reaching out to help others.
Salvation Army teams in Haiti are finding ways round the logistical difficulties of providing urgent aid.
Experienced emergency workers are arriving in Haiti to help.