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Brigadier General Lorna M. Mahlock

Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock is making history as the first African-American female promoted to Brigadier General.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the announcement from the President on April 10 according to ABC News.

Mahlock is currently serving as the deputy director of operations, plans, policies, and operations directorate at the Marine Corps’ headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Previously she served in Okinawa, Japan as a commanding officer in charge of 1,300 troops and civil personnel according to Newsone.

Mahlock is a graduate of the 1991 class of Marquette University with a bachelor in broadcast journalism and masters degree from the University of Oklahoma in adult and higher education. She also earned a masters from the U.S. Army War College and the Naval War College.

Women make up only 8% of the Marine Corps which also happens to be the smallest branch of the military. However, Gen. Glenn Walters, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps says the number of women will increase.

The Marine Corps appointed its first female infantry officer last year who was also the first female to complete training for a military occupational specialty. A position first offered to women in April in 2016.

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(Source: Newsone & ABC News)

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6 thoughts on “Marine Corps Appoints First Black Female To Brigadier General

    • Hey Mac Dummy. Read the press release from Mr. Turner. It was Gen. Mathis who gets credit for this one, not President “Ignorant” J. Trump. So get your tongue out of trump’s ass and try reading a little, Peeps!

      • Mac Daddy on said:

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      • Dear Mac Daddy, my vulgar comments only reflects the “caustic environment” in which the white supremacist in the office of president of the US has created, and a constant surprise that after everything he has done to degrade the position there are still people that try to celebrate him. When are you going to come to the conclusion that he was a mistake.

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