ABWW Heroine of the Day: General Marcia Anderson
U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s deputy commanding general, Marcia Anderson became the Army’s first-ever female African-American officer to obtain the rank of major general. General Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Creighton University, a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. and a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Physical Fitness Badge. General Anderson is employed by the United States Courts, where she serves as the Clerk of Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, located in Madison, WI.
General Anderson remarked upon his promotion, “along the way, I encountered people who made snap judgments about me because I was shorter than them, a woman or an African-American. They decided I did not measure up, but I chose to ignore them and believe in myself.”