Frances C. Wilson

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Lieutenant General Frances C. Wilson

"Following graduation from Amphibious Warfare School in 1980, she served as Staff Secretary, 3d Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. As a field grade officer she was a company officer, Brigade of Midshipmen, and an assistant professor in the Professional Development Department at the United States Naval Academy. After graduating with the 1985 class of the College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, she reported to the Manpower Plans, Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department, Headquarters Marine Corps as a manpower management analyst. She then served as special assistant for General and Flag Officer Matters, Joint Staff, and as executive assistant to the Vice Director, Joint Staff. Wilson commanded the Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island Recruit Depot from 1988–1990. She then participated in a Federal Executive Fellowship with the Brookings Institution before reporting to the Marine Forces Pacific staff as Requirements and Programs Officer. In July 1993, she assumed command of Camp H.M. Smith and the Headquarters and Services Battalion, Marine Forces Pacific. Returning to Washington, D.C. in 1995, she participated on Roles and Missions Coordination Group, Requirements and Plans, Headquarters Marine Corps before being assigned as secretary, Joint Staff. Lieutenant General Wilson commanded Marine Corps Base Quantico and the 3d Force Service Support Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. She then directed Manpower Management Division, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps and was the Marine Corps representative to the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Force Policy Board. She served as the Commandant, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, from 2003 to 2006." [1]

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  1. Frances C. Wilson, USIP, accessed November 9, 2008.