First Latina Earns Appointment as General Officer in US Marine Corps

The Marines are looking for a few good men – and also found a few good women. On August 2, 2006, Major General Angelina Salinas was the first Latina to earn the appointment of  a general officer in the US Marine Corps.  Two days later Salinas assumed her command at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and also as the first woman to ever command a recruit depot.