Colonel Marilyn D. Wills’ military career began in 1983 when she was identified as a distinguished military graduate and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army upon graduating from Grambling State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology. Throughout her illustrious career, she has held a variety of military assignments, as a military police, human resources director and inspector general. She also served during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
A recipient of numerous awards, Colonel Wills was presented with the Soldiers’ Medal for her heroism during the September 11th attack at the Pentagon. She assisted in the rescue effort that day by leading a group of her co-workers out of the burning building. Additionally, she received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained.
In 2000, Colonel Wills received a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She also received an honorary Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Grambling State University.
Colonel Wills is married to LTC (R) Kirk T. Wills and they have two daughters, Portia and Percilla Wills. In June 2013, Colonel Wills retired after serving 30 years of active military service to the nation.
We honor you, Marilyn Wills.