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First African American Woman Major General to Lecture at Creighton University

The first African American woman to achieve the rank of Major General in the United States Army, Marcia Anderson, will present “Leading with Integrity in a Diverse World” at 7 p.m., March 20, in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. The lecture is part of the University’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

This event is free and open to the public.Read a Spring 2012 Creighton Magazine article on Anderson here.

Anderson achieved Major General in September of 2011 when she was recognized for the work she was doing in the Human Resources Command as deputy commanding general. As a Major General, she serves as the bridge between operational and tactical aspects of the army.

Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Physical Fitness Badge.

Anderson has served as the senior adviser to the Chief, Army Reserve on policies and programs for the USAR including force structure, Congressional budget and appropriations process, development of manpower and personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense Matters since October 2011.

As a civilian, General Anderson serves as clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Creighton University and Rutgers School of Law.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Creighton University Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Lieben Center for Women.

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