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USMC names new CIO

new Marine CIO Lorna Mahlock from 2016/USMC photo 

Col. Lorna Mahlock shown here as commanding officer of Marine Air Control Group 18 on the Marianas Islands in 2016. (Photo credit: USMC/Lance Cpl. Makenzie Fallon.)

Brig. Gen. (Select) Lorna Mahlock has taken over as the CIO and director of command, control, communications, and computers (C4) for the U.S. Marine Corps.

She previously served as the deputy director of plans, policies, and operations at Marines headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was the commanding officer for Marine Air Control Group 18 in Okinawa, Japan.

Mahlock succeeds acting CIO and C4 Deputy Director Kenneth Bible who filled in after Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall left the post earlier this year.

Mahlock, who took on the position in May, was nominated for promotion to brigadier general in April. Her promotion ceremony is set to take place in early August.

About the Author

Lauren C. Williams is a staff writer at FCW covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@fcw.com, or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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