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First Name: Kathryn

Last Name: Frost

Birthplace: Latta, SC, USA

Gender: Female

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Maiden Name: George

Date of Birth: 07 November 1948

Date of Death: 18 August 2006

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Kathryn George Frost

•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)


Kathryn George Frost

Major General, U.S. Army

Kathryn George was born on 7 November 1948 in Latta, SC.

Frost earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of South Carolina in 1970 before entering the U.S. Army. While in the Army, she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayne State University.

Frost's military career included a four-year assignment as the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, with concurrent assignment as the Commanding General, Physical Disability Agency, and Executive Director, Military Postal Service Agency, and as the Commander, Eastern Sector, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command. She served on the staff of then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell during the 1991 Gulf War and as a White House aide under the first Bush and Reagan administrations.

In 1998, she married Congressman Martin Frost of Texas in the U.S. Capitol Building.

She served as Commander of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, operating military commissaries, base and post exchanges throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, including the Middle East countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, from August 2002 to April 2005. Shortly before assuming the post at AAFES, Frost was diagnosed with breast cancer. She publicly stated that her military training gave her an advantage in dealing with cancer.

Frost was the highest ranking woman serving in the U.S. Army when she retired in 2005 following a 31-year military career.

Medals and Awards

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
Army Service Ribbon

Death and Burial

Major General Kathryn George Frost died on 18 August 2006 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, following a four-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57. She is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2522   Created by: MHOH




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