Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds says the Pentagon's lifting of the combat exclusion against women earlier this year means commanders will be able to "just use the talent that they have. Just use it where they need it. That's awesome."
The Marine Corps says Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds will take charge of the depot Friday. The one-star Naval Academy graduate is taking command from Brig. Gen. Frederick Padilla, who will lead the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.