Marcela Monahan

Marcela Monahan

Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

General Monahan supports clients in business development and strategic growth efforts, using her significant expertise and experience in military doctrine, force readiness and security requirements integration, as well as capacity building and sustainment programs and international relations.  She delivers strong industry and military experience in strategic and risk assessments, foreign military sales, U.S. Marine Corps and joint capability program priorities, as well as force support, warfighting and logistics arenas.

In her 31 year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, General Monahan served in several key Command and Staff positions, including Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7 Engineer for Multi-National Force-West in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, Director, Joint Capabilities Assessment & Integration Division, where she supported the Assistant Commandant in identifying and setting USMC, Joint and Combatant Commander capability and programmatic priorities and recommendations, as well as Assistant Deputy Commandant, Combat Development & Integration, focused on developing fully integrated Marine Corps warfighting capabilities; including doctrine, organization, training and education, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities to enable the Marine Corps to field combat ready forces. At retirement General Monahan was serving as Director, Manpower Management, directing personnel actions, implementing Marine Corps plans and policies, and conducting analysis, planning and budgeting, in order to staff and maintain the 190K Force.

In addition to her Marine Corps career, General Monahan held various other industry positions to include, DRS Technologies, AM General, The Spectrum Group, Strategic Resilience Group, Motive International, Amazon and currently Booz Allen Hamilton. She has developed operational markets by working with senior Latin American political and military leadership to develop country-level and multi-national tactical mobility programs with life-cycle operational integration, interoperability, and sustainment. She managed several CONUS and OCONUS programs spanning Multi-National Force-Iraq, Army Sustainment Command, Joint Telemedicine, Defense Communications and Transition Systems, and Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

General Monahan positions and empowers transformation with a service centered ethos while laser focused on fusing requirements and capabilities.  She is a Team Rubicon Grey Shirt and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Her passion lies in helping others heal.