Have you heard the news that a female general is now in charge of the U.S. Marine Corps South Carolina training grounds? Yep. Parris Island. Home to sand fleas, in-your-face drill instructors and sizzling Southern sunshine weeding out the less-thans from the Marines for 96 years. THAT Parris Island.
Since Friday (7/8/11), the leader of Parris Island is Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds. A 1986 graduate of the Naval Academy. she’s been a Marine for 25 years. btw, The one-star general is also the first female Marine to hold a command position in a battle zone. (Afghanistan). Her new job also puts her in charge of the Marines Eastern Recruiting Region, covering 23 states east of the Mississippi River.
You might imagine that Gen. Reynolds must have a hell of a military background. She does. Besides Afghanistan, she’s been posted in Okinawa, Japan, Quantico, VA, Harrisburg, PA. In Washington, DC. she was a division chief at the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and headed the Headquarters Group for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Pendleton, CA.
Have you figured out where I’m heading with this?
I scanned news reports from civilian and military outlets, most of which ran the Associated Press story. So I’ve yet to confirm Gen. Reynolds age and other personal details that AP left out. No confirmation, therefore, that my speculation that got her in this blog in the first place is true. Nevertheless: Is there anyone out there who thinks Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds ISN’T a NotMom?
And, do you agree that a man could have reached the same level of leadership…with a homelife that looks like the Duggars?