Mary A. Legere

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Mary A. Legere
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere.jpg
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
UnitMilitary Intelligence Corps (United States Army)
Commands heldUnited States Army Intelligence and Security Command, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal[1]

Mary A. Legere is a retired Lieutenant General and the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2) of the United States Army.

Military career[edit]

Mary A. Legere, who joined the Army in 1982 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Legere attended the University of New Hampshire, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science in 1982. She was commissioned through UNH's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, and subsequently joined the Army's Military Intelligence Corps. She says that she originally intended to serve four years, and then find work in the United States Intelligence Community or the Foreign Service.[2] Her subsequent military education includes the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College, where she received master's degrees in Military Science and Strategy, respectively.[3][4]

Legere rose up through the ranks, serving in a number of intelligence command positions. From 2002 to 2004, she was the Commander of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade. From 2008 to 2009, then-Brigadier General Legere served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the Multi-National Force – Iraq. From 2009 to 2012, then-Major General Legere served as the Commander of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (the Army's contribution to the United States Intelligence Community).[5][6]

On April 12, 2012, Legere was promoted to Lieutenant General and became the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2) of the United States Army.[7][8]

In May 2014 Legere was reportedly the top contender to head the Defense Intelligence Agency, the main spy organization for the U.S. military. If nominated and confirmed, she would have been the first woman to head the agency.[9] She did not, however, receive the position. Legere retired in 2017 and joined Accenture Federal Services as the managing director for national and defense intelligence.[10] She also serves as an Advisor of the nonprofit Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA).[11]


  1. ^ "Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 to Give Commencement Address | UNH Today". 28 March 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Lt. Gen. Mary Legere '82 2013 Commencement Speech | UNH Today". 23 May 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere" (PDF). Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Senior Army Intelligence Officer Speaks at DIAA Luncheon | Article | The United States Army". Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  6. ^ "MG Mary A. Legere | Article | The United States Army". 16 October 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ [2][permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Pentagon spy agency could soon welcome first female chief". 3 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Accenture Federal Services Hires Lt. Gen. Mary Legere". Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Advisors of the MCPA". Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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