Female brigadier general picked to head Marines' PR

WASHINGTON: The Marines, famously looking for a few good men, have chosen a woman as their new director of public affairs.

WASHINGTON: The Marines, famously looking for a few good men, have chosen a woman as their new director of public affairs.

Brigadier General Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin took over the top PR position June 13, becoming only the second woman in Marines history to hold the job. The first was Brigadier General Margaret Brewer in 1978.

Krusa-Dossin is, however, new to the world of public affairs. She became deputy director of the Marines' public affairs office last year after leaving a post as assistant chief of staff at Camp Pendleton, a transition she dismissed as typical in military careers. "The majority of past PA directors also transitioned to public affairs following selection/promotion to brigadier general," she explained.

Krusa-Dossin replaces Brigadier General Andrew Davis, who returns to reserve duty as commanding general of Force Service Support Group in New Orleans. He will also be teaching at the executive education program at Northwestern University.

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