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Major General Linda L. Singh to speak at Loyola Leadership Week event

| By Stephanie Weaver
Major General Linda L. Singh
Major General Linda L. Singh. Photo courtesy of Maryland National Guard.

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Major General Linda L. Singh, Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard, for her lecture, “Being the Change You Want to See,” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

In her lecture, Singh will discuss leadership lessons learned throughout her career. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at Loyola’s box office.

Singh, a Frederick, Md., native, was appointed as the 29th Adjutant General of Maryland in January 2015. She serves as the official channel of communication between the governor and the National Guard Bureau, and serves as a member of the governor’s cabinet.

In this role, Singh works directly with Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Singh represented the National Guard during the Baltimore unrest in spring 2015.

Singh received her commission in 1991 through Officer Candidate School at the Maryland Military Academy in Reisterstown. Her military career spans more than 30 years of service in both the enlisted and officer ranks. She has served in staff and command assignments at every level, including deployed assignments in Kosovo and a combat tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Her previous military assignments include Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard and Director of the Joint Staff, Maryland National Guard.

Her military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal (2), the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Maryland Distinguished Service Cross, and the Virginia National Guard Bronze Star Medal.

Singh is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, where she received a master’s degree in strategic studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Union College, a master’s degree from Touro International University, and a master’s certificate from Villanova University. Singh is also a graduate of the United States Northern Command Joint Task Force Commander’s course, and is a fellow from the International Women’s Leadership program at Harvard University/INSEAD.

Singh currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.

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