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Towanda native is set to be promoted to major general in the U.S. Army
Towanda native is set to be promoted to major general in the U.S. Army. Leslie A. Purser, son of Marilyn R. Miller of York Avenue, Towanda, is slated to receive a second star after serving 31 years in uniform. She currently serves in the Pentagon, as Director of Intelligence, Plans and Policy, for the Department of the Army.
The promotion ceremony will take place March 31, at 4 p.m., at the Saint
Peter and Paul Cemetery located on James Street, Towanda. Lieutenant Gen.
Jack C. Stultz, Army Reserve chief and commander of the Army Reserve
Command, will preside.

Purser is a 1975 Towanda High School graduate and a 1980 graduate of Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she earned a master's degree in
strategic studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is
also a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced
Courses, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School.

During her career, Purser has served in a multitude of capacities, but most
frequently she served as a commander, taking command six times for units
varying from military intelligence to combat support. She has also
functioned as a training officer, executive officer, analyst, special
security officer, adjutant, liaison officer to a foreign army, and a deputy
joint training exercise coordinator. She has served at Fort Bragg, N.C.,
Fort Riley, Kan., Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Fort Lewis, Wa., MacDill Air Force
Base, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Brunnsum, The Netherlands, Suffolk, Va.,
Richmond, Va., Charlottesville, Va., Fort Belvior, Va., Baghdad, Iraq, and
at the Pentagon.

Purser's awards include two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star
Medal, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Meritorious
Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, and the Military Intelligence Corps Knowlton Award.

She is married to Joe Purser and they have two children, Jennifer and
Justin. Both of their children are Army officers - Jennifer is a captain
stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Justin is a first lieutenant
stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.






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