Being Lieutenant General Legere
Having joined Accenture Federal Services in 2016, Legere has since focused on expanding AFS’ presence in the defense intelligence community, drawing from Accenture’s leading-edge capabilities across the innovation architecture to assist clients on their data, cloud, AI and cyber security journeys. Prior to joining AFS, Legere served in the U.S. Army as a senior intelligence officer, retiring at the acclaimed rank of Lieutenant General. A decorated officer, today Legere is a revered figure in the global cyber-security industry.
“I spent 34 years in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer. Over the course of my career, I served in over 25 leadership and intelligence roles, including service as Commander at every level. As a General Officer, I served as the Senior Military Intelligence Officer for U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea, and as the C2 in Iraq, in support of the Multinational Forces Iraq. I then served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s 16,000-person global Intelligence and Security Command, and finally as the Army G2, where I was the Army’s Senior Intelligence Officer, and responsible for the readiness, operations, and modernization of the Army’s 58,000-person Intelligence Corps in 120 countries around the world.”
Additionally, Legere is also a board member for several intelligence community associations as well as the chairperson of the National Military Intelligence Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communication from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), a master’s degree in military arts and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a master’s degree in strategy from the U.S. Army War College, and an honorary doctorate of letters from UNH.
Having transitioned from the Army in 2016, Legere wanted to continue her service to the U.S. Intelligence and National Security Community, and her role at AFS brought her the opportunity to do so. To get to work with a team of some of the best technology professionals in the world, ushering in innovative solutions and addressing some of the most unprecedented security challenges of current times, makes Legere feel humbled.
In addition to her work with the National Military Intelligence Foundation, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Military Cyber Professionals Association, Legere is also associated with programs like DOD’s SkillBridge, which connects members of the military within 180 days of release from active duty to training and development with industry and employers.