BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Army National Guard is getting a new leader.
Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Thursday that Brig. Gen. Linda Singh will serve as the Maryland Army National Guard’s next assistant adjutant general, replacing Brig. Gen. Peter Hinz, who retires in September. Officials say Singh, 49, will be the first female and first African-American in the post.READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Reacts To Rally Demanding Discipline Change
Singh, who currently serves as director of the Maryland National Guard joint staff, recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan and served in Kosovo in 2006 and 2007. She was an enlisted soldier for 11 years. Her military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal.READ MORE: COVID Outbreaks At Baltimore-Area Schools Raises Concerns For Parents
In civilian life Singh is a managing director with Accenture Federal Services in the public safety portfolio.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Get Ready For High Temperatures And A Thunderstorm
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