Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds relinquished command of Marine Forces Cyberspace to Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy during a Change of Command ceremony, July 2, 2018 at Fort George G. Meade Maryland.
Reynolds was also promoted to Lieutenant General after the ceremony, becoming one of only three women in Marine Corps history to have earned that rank. She assumed the duties of Deputy Commandant for Information and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command July 3, 2018.
In the change of command video, Reynolds discussed the growing opportunities to women in the Marine Corps and offered an inspiring message to young Marine Corps service members.
“I am so hopeful to where our young ladies are going in the Corps today. They have no barriers. There is nothing they can’t do,” Reynolds said.
Later she said, “Less than 1 percent serve their country in uniform. We go find them and then we bring them in and ask them to give up everything they know and ask them to be willing to be the first, be willing to live a higher goal, be willing to be a better person...”
Reynolds is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has served in the Marine Corps since 1986.
Editor’s note, see also the Marine Corps video, "No More Barriers" | Celebrating 100 Years of Female Marines, in which Reynold's discussed how much female Marines have achieved since being a part of the Marine Corps.