First black woman nominated for Marine brigadier general

Published: Apr 16, 2018

The Defense Department’s April 10 release of slated general promotions includes a historic first for the Corps.

Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock, the deputy director of Operations, Plans, Policies and Operations at Marine Corps headquarters outside Washington, D.C., will become the first black woman to don the rank of brigadier general if she is confirmed.