Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

MG (Retired) Mari K. Eder, USA


  • Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Member

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Member, Global Strategic Communications Consortium, Board Member, the National D-Day Memorial. U.S. Army War College Foundation 2014 – 2022.
  • Member Homeward Bound Schnauzer Rescue
  • Self-employed as author/communications consultant at Benson’s ReView

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired U.S. Army Major General with 36 years of service.
  • National D-Day Memorial Foundation (Bedford, VA) Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council (TAC) American College of National Security Leaders

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Military: Capstone, U.S. Army War College
  • Civilian: George Washington University School of Business (certificate in Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times); Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (PennWest) Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon)


  • National Trust for Historic Preservation/Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year 2023
  • The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Medal of Honor – 2023
  • Veterans Administration Author of the Month, May 2022
  • Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction, 2022
  • U.S. Army Womens Foundation Hall of Fame, March 2021
  • U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Dame, Vatican award of the Knight, Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, 2008
MG (Retired) Mari K. Eder, USA

Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Member