Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter
United States Marine Corps
Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Headquarters Marine Corps
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter is the most senior woman officer and
the first woman to
receive the rank of Lieutenant General in the United States Marine
Corps. Today, Lieutenant
General Mutter serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve
Headquarters Marine Corps.
The road to this important position began when she received her second
lieutenant bars in
1967 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a
B.A. degree in
Mathematics Education. Since then General Mutter has received her M.A.
degree in National
Security and Strategic Services from the Naval War College and has both
an M.S. degree and an
honorary doctorate. She also attended the Amphibious Warfare School and
the Marine Corps
Command and Staff College.
Capitalizing on her knowledge and expertise in both data processing and
management, General Mutter was assigned as program manager for the
development of new
Marine Corps automated pay and personnel systems for active duty,
retired and reserve
She then joined the U.S. Space Command becoming Division Chief
responsible for the operation
of Commander in Chief's Command Center.
In 1990, General Mutter was assigned to the III Marine Expeditionary
Force on Okinawa, Japan
as the assistant Chief of Staff, Comptroller. In 1991, she assumed
duties as Deputy
Commanding General, Marine Corps Systems Command and the Program Manager
Air Ground Task Force Command and Control, Quantico, Virginia. She
returned to Okinawa to
command 3rd Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific.
Upon advancement to
Lieutenant General on September 1, 1996, she resumed her present
Her medals and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal,
service Medal with bronze star, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
with four bronze stars.
Obviously, education, leadership, vision, and daring epitomize the life
and career of this
remarkable individual. Women's International Center proudly salutes the
woman and the Maine,
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter and all the exceptional women of the
United States Marine
Corps with the 1998 Living Legacy Patriot Award. OUTSTANDING !
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