Lorna M. Mahlock is the first Black woman to be nominated as a Brigadier general(one star) in the United States Marine Corps, which occurred in 2018. BGen Mahlock is the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and the Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of Operations, Plans, Policies, and Operation Directorate at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
We thank Lorna for breaking barriers for our people, making history and serving our country. This is Black Girl Magic. This is Black history.