Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire is a retired officer of the United States Army and served for 33 years. She assumes the Army's top law-enforcement position after serving since March of 2009 as head of the Army Suicide Prevention Task Force.
She was also Commanding General of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command and the 13th Provost Marshal General, being the first woman to hold either position. Brigadier General McGuire was also the first female to be commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
McGuire assumed her last command on January 14, 2009. Other positions she has served as were Director of the Senior Leader Development Office and Office of the Chief of Staff. In 2010, she was awarded the University of Montana Distinguished Alumni Award.
Awards and Decorations:
Legion of Merit (with two oak-leaf clusters)
The Bronze Star Medal
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal
The Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak-leaf clusters)
The Joint Service Commendation Medal
The Army Commendation Medal (with three oak-leaf clusters)
The Army Achievement Medal (with three oak-leaf clusters)
The Iraqi Campaign Medal
The Senior Parachutist's Badge
The Army Staff Identification Badge