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First Black Woman Nominated to be Marine Corps Brigadier General


Added 04-13-18 03:20:02am EST - “President Donald Trump has nominated Colonel Lorna Mahlock to become the Marine Corps' first female brigadier general.” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Trump Nominates Marine to Be USMC's First Black Female Brigadier General”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock to be what would be the first black female brigadier general, according to the Marine media office.

Mahlock is currently stationed at the Marines' Operations, Plans, Policies, and Operations Directorate in Washington, D.C.

Promotion to senior ranks in the United States Armed Forces are done by being nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, which don't always occur on an individual basis.

In 2017, the first female infantry Marines were assigned. They specialize in being riflemen, as well as working with machine guns and mortars.

Women in combat roles in the military has become a hot-button issue and created controversy within some parts of the military. The Marines have been viewed as one of the most hesitant to incorporate women into active combat roles.

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