Lorna M Mahlock

Loyal reader Isabel M. wrote in about an earlier post, dated April 16, about Marine Col. Lorna M. Mahlock (pictured).

Brig. Gen. retired Sheila Baxter

Yesterday I wrote that President Donald Trump nominated Col. Mahlock for brigadier general. I stated she would become the first black female brigadier general in the military if she is confirmed.

That information was incorrect.

Retired Brigadier General Shiela Baxter was the first black female brigadier general in the U.S. Army. General Baxter retired in 2008 after serving 30 years in the U.S. Army. She was also the first black homecoming queen at Franklin high school. And, in 2005, she was listed as one of Newsweek magazine’s “20 of America’s Most Powerful Women.”

Isabel writes:

You wrote an article about Marine Col. Mahlock being the 1st black female brigadier general. This is not correct. Sheila Baxter was also a black female Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.