Posted by Pat Northey on Feb 19, 2019
Topic: "Women in the U.S. Navy."
Captain Mary McLendon is a native of Savannah, GA and an NROTC graduate of the University of Georgia at Armstrong with a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science.
She earned her commission in 1978 and served in the fields of Command, Control & Communications and Network Warfare, including major command billets in Hawaii, Japan, and the Communications Security Material Command in Washington, DC.
Captain McLendon earned her Master of Science Degree in Command, Control & Communications from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1983. She served as the Executive Officer of the former Naval Station New York, New York and completed tours of duty with the NATO staff in London, England and both US Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO and Naval Space Command in Dahlgren, Virginia.
In 2008, Captain McLendon completed 30 years of service with NORAD / US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. Captain McLendon was awarded several personal decorations during her career, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit.
Captain McLendon and her husband, Bill Waters, also a 29-year Navy veteran, now live in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
With Captain McLendon is Eli Schaperow and Club President Bill Wright.
What a terrific presentation by Captain Mary McLendon (retired) on Women in the Navy. It’s Women’s History month and Mary and her colleagues have made some of their own serving our country. Thank you Captain for your service and sharing your story.