Skip to comments.Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
Posted on 06/17/2011 7:52:19 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general is taking charge at the famed Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina's Parris Island.
Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, who is also known as the first female Marine to ever hold a command position in a battle zone, takes charge Friday at the installation south of Beaufort.
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Feminization of the country proceeds, closely followed by homosexualization.
U.N. passes “historic” gay rights resolution
Friday, June 17, 2011 9:41:02 AM · by markomalley · 8 replies
CNN ^ | 6/17/11
In what the State Department is calling an historic step the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Friday passed a resolution supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The resolution, introduced by South Africa, is the first-ever U.N. resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. It passed with 23 votes in favor, 19 opposed and three abstentions, amidst strong criticism of South Africa by some African nations. Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, tells CNN It really is a key part in setting a new norm that gay...
I do not feel more secure.
And definitely not for the better.
For diversity, I hope she is also hispanic, lesbian, disabled, and left-handed.
A strange way of putting it by AP.
These journalists need to actually write in English...:^)
Parallel with Rome?
I sure feel better now that she is in charge don’t you? Isn’t it just wonderful?
Makes me retch.
While this matters to the diversity crowd, it matters not at all to the military. I served under any number of competent and capable women in the military. Though what mattered to me was the rank on their hat or collar, not their sex.
If she is a MARINE GENERAL first and foremost, and a female secondly, she’ll do fine.
If her gender is a substantial part of her professional identity, Parris Island has been dealt a blow.
The gender isn’t the issue - it’s the idea that the person’s identity is intrinsically tied to gender that is.
And many not for much benefit.
"Aliens" - 1986
I’m glad I went thru P.I. in 1964 and not now with all this PC and diversity sh#t!
He looks tough enough in this picture. What is this woman stuff?
Brigadier General Lori Reynolds was commissioned in the Marine Corps in May 1986 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the Basic School in 1987, she attended the Basic Communication Officer's Course at Quantico, Va., and was assigned the 2502 MOS.
Her first duty assignment was with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA. Serving initially as communications watch officer at the Base Communication Center, she later returned to the Division Communications Company where she served from May 1988 until August 1990 as Communication Center Platoon Commander, Multichannel Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, and Radio Officer.
In August 1990, she was reassigned to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan, and was the Detachment Alpha Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.
From September 1991 until June 1994, she was a Project Officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command, working primarily on item management, procurement, and research and development for Marine Corps' communications security (COMSEC) systems.
She attended the Command and Control Systems Course, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, from July 1994 to May 1995 and served as a Candidate Platoon Commander for Charlie Company, Officer Candidate School in Quantico following graduation.
In September 1995, she returned to Camp Pendleton to serve with the Ninth Communication Battalion, 1st Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group. While there, she served as Assistant Operations Officer and Commanding Officer, Bravo Company.
From June 1997 to June 2000, she commanded Recruiting Station Harrisburg PA, 4th Marine Corps District. She attended the Naval War College from August 2000 until June 2001, and from June 2001 to May 2003, was assigned as Action Officer and Deputy Division Head for Strategic Plans Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington DC.
She assumed command of Ninth Communication Battalion, I MEF on 8 June 2003 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II to Fallujah, Iraq from February 2004 to March 2005. She was selected to attend the Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania and graduated with the Class of 2006.
From 2006 to 2008 she was assigned to the Joint Staff, J6 in Washington D.C. She served as a Desk Officer in Current Operations Division and as a Division Chief.
In March 2009, she assumed command of the I MEF Headquarters Group at Camp Pendleton, CA. She deployed the Group to Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan from March 2010 to March 2011, where the Group supported the efforts of I MEF FWD/Regional Command Southwest in Helmand Province.
Her hometown is Baltimore MD.
Sounds like she “came up through supply.” I hope that’s not the case. Love, gunny Highway
It’s a good thing we don’t have a real peer enemy right now. We’d lose a major war.
She’s a mutt,,. With all due respect.
Oops, wrong picture.
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