PM Andrew Holness Congratulates Jamaican-born U.S 2 Star Female Marine Corps General

Known to highlight the achievements of fellow Jamaicans all over the world, Prime Minister Andrew Holness once again takes to social media to congratulate Lorna Mahlock for achieving the rank of a two-star general while living in the United States.

Some hours ago, PM Holness posted a picture on his Instagram account of Mahlock with a short dedication to her stating, “History was created by Jamaican-born Lorna Mahlock, who became the first woman commanding as a two-star general…the Marine Corps is known to have the fewest women serving…let’s hold up the example of Jamaican women making monumental strides.”

See the entire post and photo below:

After transitioning to the United States, New York, at the age of 17 in 1985, Mahlock enrolled in the Marine Corps where she moved on to become an air traffic controller. During her tenure, she completed two master’s degrees from attending the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. War College. Mahlock was even nominated and became the first black woman in 2018 to earn the rank of brigadier general.

Her serving positions in the Corps include chief information officer and director of command, control, communications, and computers. The U.S President, Joe Biden, bestowed Mahlock with the rank of Major General (which was announced on Tuesday, December 6, by the Pentagon) and she was established by the Senate last Thursday.

After the post was made, many congratulatory comments were written in the comment section and Terrikarrelle also commented, “👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿Brilliance and Resilience.” Speaking of her accolades, someone said, “Real Deal Written All Over Her Face 🥰Dreams Do Come True 🙌🏿❤️,” while another individual mentioned, “We are strong, proud and always winning. Loving us Jamaicans.”

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