President Obama nominates Southern University graduate for major general in U.S. Marine Corps _lowres

Photo provided by SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY -- U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, a Southern University graduate, was nominated by President Barack Obama to become a major general.

A Southern University graduate was nominated to become a major general in the U.S. Marine Corps, the university announced Monday.

Brig. Gen. Craig Crenshaw was nominated by President Barack Obama to receive a second star.

Crenshaw, 52, is one of the 10 military generals who graduated from Southern University. He is the only Marine among the generals. The other nine are from the U.S. Army.

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Southern.

The Pensacola, Fla., native was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines in 1984 through the NROTC Scholarship Program. Crenshaw has a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University, in St. Louis, a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Crenshaw is currently the assistant deputy commandant for Installations Logistics at headquarters Marine Corps. His nomination is before the Senate Armed Forces Services Committee where it must be approved.