The news of the historic nomination will be ignored by the mainstream media, as it exposes the lies behind the false accusations of their partners on the left, that our Commander in Chief is a “racist” and “sexist”.
If confirmed, Marine Corps Colonel Lorna M. Mahlock will be the first black woman to attain one of the highest military positions in the world.
According to a press release regarding her nomination released by the Department of Defense, Mahlock is currently serving as the deputy director of Operations, Plans, Policies, and Operations Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the historic nomination on Tuesday, March 10. – Breitbart News
According to the Marine Corps Times, the Marine Corps is the smallest of the four military services and has the lowest percentage of female members, according to Marine Corps Community Services.
And just under a hundred women across active duty and reserve Marines are serving in various combat job fields that were previously closed to women.
“Over my 30 years in the Marine Corps, my experience in terms of how women have evolved has been very positive,” she said in the video. “It’s been a steady rise. I’m very, very hopeful.”
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan –As part of Women’s History Month, female Marines discuss their experiences in the Marine Corps. They each give their take on what motivated them to join the Marines, what drives them to perform at a high level, and what they hope to change during their careers. Col. Lorna M. Mahlock, the commanding officer of Marine Air Control Group 18 is featured in the video. The video is from the official US Marines Corps website.
Mahlock previously was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where she was charged with overseeing 1,300 military and civilian personnel and $250 million in military equipment in support of U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
The first black general in Marine Corps history was Marine aviator Frank E. Petersen Jr. He was selected as a second lieutenant in October 1952 after completing flight training and was promoted to brigadier general in 1979, according to Marine Corps University.
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The Marine pilot served in the Korean War and Vietnam. He flew more than 350 combat missions.
Petersen retired as a lieutenant general in 1988, and passed away on Aug. 25, 2015.