October 31, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, President of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, is the October Constituent of the Month.

This month, Army Maj. Gen. Combs became the 16th President and the first woman to head the 112-year-old Army and Navy Academy. The Academy is a college preparatory boarding school serving boys in grades 7 through 12.

President Combs’s esteemed military career started through the ROTC program at Syracuse University and spanned 33 years. She served in leadership capacities both in the U.S. and abroad, including as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command based at Fort Knox. While in this position, Army Maj. Gen. Combs oversaw ROTC programs for 1,800 high school and college campuses while also commanding Fort Knox. Before she retired in 2018, she was serving as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs.

As President, Maj. Gen. Combs works with community members to create opportunities for young people and inspire them to serve our country. She helps conduct outreach and education efforts to local colleges, as well as providing role models for students.

See below for Rep. Levin’s statement recognizing Retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs in the Congressional Record:

“Madam Speaker, it is my honor to recognize Retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs as my October Constituent of the Month. Maj. Gen. Combs is a perfect example of a courageous leader who has gone above and beyond to serve our country and enrich our community.

“Maj. Gen. Combs is now the 16th President and first woman to lead the Army and Navy Academy in my district. In this role, President Combs leads the 112-year-old preparatory school and helps instill excellence and character traits in its students. She brings over three decades of military service to this position and serves as a role model to all.

“Ahead of Veterans Day, I am proud to honor an esteemed veteran like Maj. Gen. Combs, who bravely served our county and continues to contribute to our unique and beautiful district. Maj. Gen. Combs’ expansive military and academic background and experience with ROTC programs make her an excellent choice for this role, and I’m proud to honor Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs as my October Constituent of the Month.”

Representative Levin’s Constituent of the Month program recognizes outstanding North County San Diego and South Orange County residents who have gone above and beyond to help their neighbors, give back to their community, and represent the best of our country. Rep. Levin’s September Constituent of the Month was local literacy program founder Edward Becerra. Rep. Levin’s August Constituent of the Month was MiraCosta College educator Beatriz Palmer. To nominate a resident of the 49th District to be the Constituent of the Month, fill out this nomination form.