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Female Colonel Becomes the First Black Woman General in History of the US Marine Corps

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Female Colonel Becomes the First Black Woman General in History of the US Marine Corps

BY MICHAEL WING via https://www.theepochtimes.com

The U.S. Marine Corps has seen some historic milestones for female soldiers during the Trump administration. Among these, one former Colonel Lorna M Mahlock reached the crowning achievement of becoming the first female brigadier general to serve in the Marines.

While we’re on the topic of firsts, Brigadier General Mahlock is also the first black female to hold that rank.

After President Trump nominated Mahlock’s historic promotion, it was announced by then-Defense Secretary James N Mattis in April of last year, making major news headlines, appealing widely across the news spectrum.

Mahlock has served overseas, in Germany and Japan, and has held a range of important jobs. She served as an air traffic control officer and held several  …

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