October 26, 2011
Bluffton, SC- Brigadier General Lori Reynolds, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island, was recognized as the University of South Carolina Beaufort Honorary Coach of the women’s soccer game against Emory-Riddle.
While visiting USCB’s Hilton Head Gateway Campus, General Reynolds met with students who had prior military experience and spouses of active-duty military personnel. She applauded Ashiki Lewis, who served in the Marine Corps for 8 years, for her commitment to finishing her education, and achieving her dream of being a teacher. “You are going to make an amazing teacher, good for you.”
General Reynolds also spoke to the USCB Soccer team, as well as the USCB Softball team. According to Athletics Director, Ty Rietkovich, "It was an honor and pleasure to have General Reynolds address our female athletes and attend our game. They were amazed when she correlated her role as a General in the Marine Corps to her days as a basketball and softball player in college."
Brigadier General Lori Reynolds is 1 of only 2 female Generals currently serving on active duty in the Marine Corps, and is the first female to be the Commanding General of Parris Island.
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