South Carolina native Kathryn George Frost was born on November 7, 1948, in Dillon County, a retired Army Major General and wife of former Democratic Representative Martin Frost of Texas. Major General Frost was valedictorian of her high school in 1967 and graduated with honors from University of South Carolina in 1970.
Major General Frost started her career in 1974 in the Women’s Corps of the Army. She worked in Berlin on the staff of then-General Colin Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. MG Frost also worked as a White House social aide during the administrations of President Reagan and the first President Bush. MG Frost served four years as the 60th Army Adjutant General and commander of the Eastern Sector of the Military Entrance Processing Command, from 1998-2002 (Arlington National Cemetery Obituary). MG Frost finished her career as commander of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which operates the commissaries and post and base exchanges on military installations nationally and overseas.
As The Adjutant General, MG Frost was responsible for policy development, funding, and management of the Army Continuing Education System (ACES), which provides soldiers, their family members, and Department of the Army Civilians lifelong learning opportunities enabling them to continue their professional and personal self-development (House Committee Meeting, 1999). "She was well-known for her work to champion personnel policies, education and leadership innovations for the U.S. Army," Army spokesperson Paul Boyce told the Associated Press.
I decided to write about MG Frost because she had a huge impact on the Army. She thrived in every position she served in. At the time of her retirement, she was the senior woman in the Army on active duty.