At the age of 46, with 24 years of service as a leader and intelligence professional in the Army, LTG Mary Legere was selected for promotion to Brigadier General (1 star) in 2006 and assigned to serve as the Senior United States Military Officer (J2) in United States Forces Korea and as the Deputy C2 for the U.S. and Republic of Korea’s Combined Forces Command for 18 months. In a period of sustained tension and strategic provocation on the Korean peninsula, she introduced significant improvements to the indications, warning and intelligence sharing system supporting the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) joint commands.
Despite initial resistance, LTG Mary Legere established for the first time daily synchronization intelligence exchanges across all US and Republic of Korea intelligence agencies to ensure real time and shared situational understanding across the alliance’s Senior command centers, greatly improving combined collaboration and response. Under her leadership, she set the groundwork for the establishment of Combined Warning and Intelligence Center and improvements to combined information sharing which continue to support the ROK-US alliance today. In December 2007 she was awarded the Order of National Security Merit Chonsu Medal from the President Roh Moo-Hyun, President of the Republic of Korea in recognition of her lasting contributions to the alliance and security of the Republic of Korea.
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