Brewer, Margaret A., BGen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
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Primary Unit
1978-1980, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1952 - 1980
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Brigadier General


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Date of Passing
Jan 02, 2013
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USMC Retired Pin

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US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Women Marines Association
  2016, Women Marines Association

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BrigGen. Margaret A. Brewer, was the first female to reach the rank of general in the
United States Marine Corps.
Born in Durand, Michigan in 1930, Brewer received her primary education in Michigan
but graduated from the Catholic High School in Baltimore, Maryland prior to entering
the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She received a bachelor's degree in geography
in Jan.1952 and is also a mamber of "�Zeta Tau Alpha " sorority.

While serving as the Deputy Director of the Division of Information, Headquarters
Marine Corps,she was nominated during April 1978 for appointment to the grade
of brigadier general. She was appointed to that grade and assumed duty as
Director of Information on May 11, 1978, On Dec.1, 1979, the Division of Infromation
was redesignated as the Division of Public Affairs, and Brigadier General Bewer's
title was changed to Director of Public Affairs.

Brigadier General Brewer retired on July 1, 1980.

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She is buried at the Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Va
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
MCAS El Toro, CARS New York, NYH&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
MCB Quantico, VAUSMC (United States Marine Corps)MCB Camp PendletonRecruiting Units
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1952-1953, 2502, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1953-1955, RS New York, NY
  1955-1958, Women Marine Company, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1955-1958, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1955-1958, MCB Quantico, VA
  1955-1958, I&I Staff Lexington, KY
  1959-1961, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1966-1968, HQ, 6th MCD Atlanta
  1968-1971, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1977-1978, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1978-1980, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1948-1952, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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