President Donald Trump nominated the first black woman to serve as brigadier general, the Marine Corps office of public affairs announced Tuesday.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Trump’s nomination with a list of other general officer announcements. Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock would be the first black woman to serve as brigadier general, if confirmed, ABC News reported.
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Mahlock is currently the deputy director of operations, plans, policies and operations directorate at the Marine Corps’ headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Women make up just 8 percent of the Marine Corps.