Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and was commissioned through ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in May 1982. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UNH. Her military education includes Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. LTG Legere has two Masters Degrees from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
LTG Legere’s military career began as a platoon leader in Germany for three years followed by attendance at the Military Intelligence Officer’s Advanced Course. She commanded a Military Intelligence Company in Korea which would become the first of seven assignments to the Republic of Korea. She has also served in various assignments in the United States with the Fourth Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, and First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. During her tour as a Battalion Commander with the First Cavalry Division, LTG Legere deployed her Battalion to Bosnia- Herzegovina during the 1990s. She served in Army Level Staff assignments during the years prior to 9/11. Post 9/11 assignments for LTG Legere included serving in Korea from June 2002 to January 2008 as a Brigade Commander for two years followed by senior level positions within the United Nations Command in Korea. Immediately following her five and a half years in Korea, she served in Iraq for eighteen months as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Multi-National Force-Iraq. LTG Legere served as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence and Security Command from September 2009 to March 2012. In April 2012, LTG Legere became the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
LTG Legere’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Parachutist Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
LTG Legere returned to the University of New Hampshire last spring. She supported the Army ROTC program as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Commissioning Ceremony.
For outstanding leadership and service to the United States Army and the University of New Hampshire ROTC, Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere is inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame.