Kathleen Wright

CA-3 Vice President, Historian, & Treasurer

National 3rd Vice President

USMC 1965-1977, Captain (O-3)

While enlisted, I was an Admin Clerk. At Pendleton, I worked in the company office and in Regimental Special Services. I worked in the S-1 at Camp Butler, Okinawa. When commissioned, I was assigned as a 4002 Computer Systems Officer. At HQMC, I helped to write the manual used to define reporting requirements for our automated personnel reporting system via automated unit diaries. In Hawaii, I ran the unit that processed the unit diaries and produced the payroll for Camp Smith. At the Pentagon, I worked in a joint service unit that maintained a variety of databases used throughout the world in war-gaming scenarios. I also developed the specs for a new database providing details concerning capabilities and status of all US railroads. Resigned at the rank of Captain in 1977.

After leaving the service, I spent 24 years working in the Aerospace Industry and retired from Lockheed Martin in 2001 as a Principal Engineer on a $68M government contract. I have been a member of the Women Marines Association since 2005 and served as Area Director 10 from 2010-2012, as the National 1st Vice President from 2014-2016. I am currently the Vice President of our local WMA Chapter CA-3 and will serve as the National 3rd Vice President from 2018-2020.

    Duty Stations:

  • 1965 Parris Island, SC, Recruit Training
  • 1965-1966 Camp Pendleton, CA
  • 1967-1968 Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
  • 1968 HQMC, Arlington, VA
  • 1968 OCS/WOBC, Quantico, VA
  • 1969 Computer Science School, Quantico, VA
  • 1969-1972 HQMC, Arlington, VA
  • 1973-1975 Camp Smith, HI
  • 1975-1977 HQMC/Pentagon, Arlington, VA