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Commander, CNMF

Maj. Gen. Lorna M. Mahlock, USMC

Major General Lorna Mahlock assumed her current duties as Commander, Cyber National Mission Force in January 2024.

Prior to her current assignment, she served as the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate, Deputy Director for Combat Support, as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Information, Director, Command, Control Communications and Computers (C4), and as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Marine Corps.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she immigrated to Brooklyn, New York and enlisted in the Marine Corps. She was selected for the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, graduated from Marquette University and was commissioned in December 1991.

MajGen Mahlock is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tower Local Controller and Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor. She has commanded and led at various levels globally and in combat including: Air Traffic Control Detachment Commander; 1st Stinger Battery; Marine Corps Instructional Management School; G3 Future Operations 1st Marine Aircraft Wing; Operation SOUTHERN OVERWATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM 01; IRAQI FREEDOM 02; Marine Air Command and Control Systems Experimental; Commanding Officer – IRAQI FREEDOM 08; Headquarters European Command; Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs; Deputy Director of Operations, Plans Policy and Operations, (PP&O) Headquarters United States Marine Corps.

She holds Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, the Naval War College, the U.S. Army War College, and a Master’s Certificate in Information Operations from the Naval Post Graduate School. She is also a graduate of the United Kingdom Defense College Higher Command and Staff, with Executive Certificates from MIT and Harvard.

Major General Mahlock’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

MajGen Mahlock and her husband are the proud parents of three children.