Leadership & Senior Staff

Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.) (FL)

Chairman

Lieutenant General George Trautman retired from the Marine Corps in March 2011. During his final military assignment as the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation, he oversaw aviation forces consisting of almost 40,000 officers and enlisted Marines and was responsible for developing requirements and transition plans for the delivery of new aircraft, weapons, and aviation command...

Lieutenant General George Trautman retired from the Marine Corps in March 2011. During his final military assignment as the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation, he oversaw aviation forces consisting of almost 40,000 officers and enlisted Marines and was responsible for developing requirements and transition plans for the delivery of new aircraft, weapons, and aviation command and control systems to the Marine Corps. After departing military service, he founded G. J. Trautman Enterprises, a defense and aerospace consulting firm dedicated to providing beneficial and insightful guidance to clients in both government and industry.

Lieutenant General Trautman learned the importance of core values and the formative impact of education at an early age as the son of a Marine Corps Sergeant Major. He’s worked on several initiatives to support the educational needs of transitioning military-connected students, including the Joint Venture Education Forum in Hawaii and as a national advisor to the Military Child Education Coalition. A 2009 recipient of the Pennsylvania State University Distinguished Alumni Award, Lieutenant General Trautman was a charter member of the Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence Advisory Board for the university’s Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Lieutenant General Trautman graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He later received a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and Master of Arts degrees in International Relations from Salve Regina University and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and has served as a Fellow in residence at the Brookings Institution.

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Eric J. Candelori (VA)

Vice Chairman

Eric J. Candelori is a Senior Vice President-Investments with Merrill Lynch and has been with the firm for 27 years. He has been involved with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for 37 years, and has served in several board leadership positions including Vice President, Treasurer and Acting President.  Candelori is also a member of the...

Eric J. Candelori is a Senior Vice President-Investments with Merrill Lynch and has been with the firm for 27 years. He has been involved with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for 37 years, and has served in several board leadership positions including Vice President, Treasurer and Acting President.  Candelori is also a member of the board for the Navy Mutual Aid Association. He served in the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant from 1984-1987. Mr. Candelori and his wife, Heather Evans, live in Virginia and have two children.

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Richard "Rick" Stephens (TX)

Treasurer

Rick Stephens retired March 2013 from The Boeing Company as senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration reporting to the Chairman. Stephens, during a 33-year career at Boeing, led a number of business areas at sites across the U.S. and around the world including Homeland Security and Services, Space Shuttle, Tactical Combat Systems and Internal...

Rick Stephens retired March 2013 from The Boeing Company as senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration reporting to the Chairman. Stephens, during a 33-year career at Boeing, led a number of business areas at sites across the U.S. and around the world including Homeland Security and Services, Space Shuttle, Tactical Combat Systems and Internal Services. He worked in finance, engineering, program management and general management.

Stephens received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1974 from the University of Southern California, where he was the Boeing executive focal, and his Master of Science degree in computer science in 1984 from California State University, Fullerton. He is a former Marine Corps officer. Stephens is an enrolled member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians and served as tribal chairman from 1988 to 1989.

Rick and his wife Elane (a native of Brewster County), between them, have 6 children and 9 grandchildren and well understand the important role that parents and community members have in setting expectations of personal accountability and values from the time children are born until they enter the workforce. Today they work together as partners in a not-for-profit organization called Birth2Work.

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Steven Post

Steven M. Post (TX)

GENERAL COUNSEL

Steven Post recently retired as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of L-3 Communications, a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions.  Before assuming that position in 2008, Steve held several positions at L-3 and its predecessor companies, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Integrated Systems Group and,...

Steven Post recently retired as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of L-3 Communications, a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions.  Before assuming that position in 2008, Steve held several positions at L-3 and its predecessor companies, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Integrated Systems Group and, prior to that, group counsel and associate counsel positions. Prior to joining L-3, he was an instructor in the Contract Law department at the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, VA.

He began his legal and military career at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Ft. Dix, NJ, as the contract and fiscal law advisor and as senior trial counsel. Following that assignment, Steve served as a trial attorney in the litigation division for the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. Post earned his law degree with honors from Indiana University, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton.

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Micheal P. Barrett (IN)

Director

A son, brother, husband and father. United States Marine since 1981. Served as 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps from June 2011 to February 2015.

A son, brother, husband and father. United States Marine since 1981. Served as 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps from June 2011 to February 2015.

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Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Director

MajGen Charles Frank Bolden Jr. USMC (Ret.) was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He began his duties as head of the agency on July 17, 2009 and resigned on January 20, 2017. As Administrator, Bolden led a nationwide...

MajGen Charles Frank Bolden Jr. USMC (Ret.) was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He began his duties as head of the agency on July 17, 2009 and resigned on January 20, 2017. As Administrator, Bolden led a nationwide NASA team to advance the missions and goals of the U.S. space program.  At NASA, Bolden oversaw the safe transition from 30 years of space shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station and space and aeronautics technology development. He led the agency in developing a Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts to deep space destinations, such as an asteroid and Mars. He also established a new Space Technology Mission Directorate to develop cutting-edge technologies for the missions of tomorrow. During Bolden’s tenure, the agency’s support of commercial space transportation systems for reaching low-Earth orbit enabled successful commercial cargo resupply of the space station and significant progress toward returning the capability for American companies to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017. Bolden also supported NASA’s contributions toward development of cleaner, faster, and quieter airplanes. The agency’s dynamic science activities under Bolden included an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, enhancing the nation’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.  Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps also included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office. After joining the office in 1980, he traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.  Prior to his nomination as NASA Administrator, Bolden was Chief Executive Officer of JACKandPANTHER LLC, a small business enterprise providing leadership, military, and aerospace consulting, as well as motivational speaking.

Born in Columbia, SC, Bolden graduated from C. A. Johnson High School in 1964 and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical science in 1968 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After completing flight training in 1970, he became a Naval Aviator. Bolden flew more than 100 combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, while stationed in Namphong, Thailand between 1972 and 1973.  Bolden earned a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to the Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, MD and completed his training in 1979. While working at the Naval Air Test Center’s Systems Engineering and Strike Aircraft Test Directorates, he tested a variety of ground attack aircraft until his selection as an astronaut candidate in 1980.  Bolden’s NASA astronaut career included technical assignments as the Astronaut Office Safety Officer; Technical Assistant to the Director of Flight Crew Operations; Special Assistant to the Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston; Chief of the Safety Division at Johnson (where he oversaw efforts to return the shuttle to flight safely after the 1986 Challenger accident); lead astronaut for vehicle test and checkout at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and Assistant Deputy Administrator at NASA Headquarters. After his final shuttle flight in 1994, he left NASA and returned to active duty with Marine Corps operating forces as the Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.  In 1997, Bolden was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the Pacific. During the first half of 1998, he served as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in support of Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait. He was promoted to his final rank of major general in July 1998 and named Deputy Commander of U.S. forces in Japan. He later served as the Commanding General of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA from 2000 to 2002. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2003. Bolden’s many military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2006.

Bolden is married to the former Alexis (Jackie) Walker of Columbia, SC. The couple has two children — Anthony Chè, a colonel in the Marine Corps, who is married to the former Penelope McDougal of Sydney, Australia, and Kelly Michelle, a plastic surgeon at the Howard University Hospital in Washington.

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Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Director

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis served as Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps from June 2014 until his retirement in July 2017.  Commissioned in May 1980 through the PLC Program, LtGen Davis completed the Basic School in August 1980 and then reported for flight training. Upon receiving his wings in September of 1982, he...

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis served as Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps from June 2014 until his retirement in July 2017.  Commissioned in May 1980 through the PLC Program, LtGen Davis completed the Basic School in August 1980 and then reported for flight training. Upon receiving his wings in September of 1982, he was selected to fly the AV-8A Harrier.  He reported to VMAT-203 in October 1982, completed Harrier training and reported to VMA-231 in 1983 where he deployed aboard the USS Inchon. In 1985, he transferred to VMAT-203, serving as an instructor pilot. In 1986, he attended the WTI course at MAWTS-1. In 1987, he transferred to VMA-223, serving as the “Bulldogs” WTI and operations officer. From 1988 to 1991, he served as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force. After training in the United Kingdom, he deployed to Gutersloh, Germany for duty as a GR-5/7 attack pilot with 3(F) squadron. From 1991 to 1994, he served as an instructor at MAWTS-1 in Yuma, AZ. From 1998 to 2000, he commanded VMA-223. During his tour, VMA-223 won the CNO Safety Award and the Sanderson Trophy two years in a row, and exceeded 40,000 hours of mishap-free operations. After completing the Executive Helicopter Familiarization Course at HT-18 in Pensacola in 2003, he was assigned to MAWTS-1 where he served as Executive Officer and from 2004 to 2006 as Commanding Officer. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command – Network Warfare at Fort Meade, MD. He commanded the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing from July 2010 to May 2012. From May 2012 to June 2014, he served as the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command.  His staff billets include a two year tour as a member of the 31st Commandant’s Staff Group, and two years as the Junior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. In 2003, he served as an Assistant Operations Officer on the 3d Marine Air Wing staff in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, he served in Iraq as the Officer in Charge of the 3d Marine Aircraft Red Team. He served as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Aviation from 2008 to 2010.

In the course of his career, he has flown over 4,500 mishap free hours in the AV-8, F-5 and FA-18 and as a co-pilot in every type model series tilt-rotor, rotary-winged and air refueler aircraft in the USMC inventory.  LtGen Davis graduated with honors from The Basic School and was a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is a graduate of the Tactical Air Control Party Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI), The School of Advanced Warfighting, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College, a Master of Science from Marine Corps University and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins.  His personal decorations include the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) as well as other campaign and service awards.

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Joseph L. Driscoll (CA)

Director

Joe Driscoll is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Lansmont Corporation in Monterey, CA. A native of Boston, he is a proud graduate of Needham (MA) High School and Syracuse University, but received his most valuable education during the summer of 1967 in Quantico, VA, at the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class and...

Joe Driscoll is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Lansmont Corporation in Monterey, CA. A native of Boston, he is a proud graduate of Needham (MA) High School and Syracuse University, but received his most valuable education during the summer of 1967 in Quantico, VA, at the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class and was subsequently designated a Naval Aviator in 1969.

Prior to completing his Marine Corps service with a two-year tour as a flight instructor at the Navy’s Flight School in Pensacola, FL, then-Captain Driscoll had completed 534 combat missions flying a Cobra Gunship with HML-367 in 1970.  He began his business career in 1973 and was managing his own manufacturing business by 1978.

Driscoll has lectured on business strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of California, has published numerous articles on business management, and is the author of the book “It’s Your Business.”  He is a member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s American Patriots Campaign Cabinet.  Joe resides in Monterey, CA, where he was a member of the Board of Directors and past Treasurer for the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County.

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Lieutenant General George J. Flynn USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Director

LtGen Flynn is now a member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, having significant operational expertise and proven leadership, management, training and education following a distinguished career of more than 38 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Years of practical experience and graduate level education in national security and...

LtGen Flynn is now a member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, having significant operational expertise and proven leadership, management, training and education following a distinguished career of more than 38 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Years of practical experience and graduate level education in national security and international affairs are reflected in an extensive record across a broad spectrum of defense operations.  While on active duty, LtGen Flynn created the Joint Force Development Directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, managing more than 2,000 people and a $1 billion organization that developed new military operational concepts, doctrine and training.  He supervised all elements of the Combatant Commander Exercise program, which provides staff training and evaluates the mission performance of the largest military command organization in the United States.  He also developed policy for and provided oversight of all professional military education. As Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Combat Development and Integration, LtGen Flynn determined future requirements for all equipment, training, personnel, facilities, and supporting activities of the Marine Corps.  His role as the Deputy Commanding General, Multi-National Corps, Iraq, involved leading combat operations and providing direct supervision of support activities of more than 50,000 service members and civilians, while conducting operational planning and execution to enable coalition operations, including extensive interaction with United Kingdom and Coalition Special Operations Forces.  LtGen Flynn supervised and provided oversight, policy and guidance for Marine Corps training as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Training and Education Command.  As Chief of Staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, LtGen Flynn supervised all support requirements for a 2,000-person organization, responsible for the planning, direction and financial execution of the headquarters.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has several Master’s Degrees in National Security and Strategy, and International Relations.

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Donald V. Esmond (CA)

Director

Don Esmond is senior advisor to Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz following a 30-year career with the company from which he retired as senior vice president, automotive operations, in July 2012. Esmond attributes much of his success to the values and leadership skills he developed as an officer in the United States...

Don Esmond is senior advisor to Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz following a 30-year career with the company from which he retired as senior vice president, automotive operations, in July 2012.

Esmond attributes much of his success to the values and leadership skills he developed as an officer in the United States Marines Corps. Over his five-year career, Esmond distinguished himself as captain, naval aviator and helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, 45 Air Medals and the Purple Heart.

In 1999, Esmond received the prestigious Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually to an individual who has displayed “dedicated and inspirational civic and community leadership.”

A faithful Marine, Esmond later joined the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s board of directors on which he continues to serve today.

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Donald W. Faul (CA)

Director

Don Faul is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the fitness apparel line, ATHOS, which is focused on analyzing muscle activity, effort, and heart and breathing rates in real-time. Previously Don serves as Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he lead community support and outreach efforts, user product marketing, and a series of responsibilities focused...

Don Faul is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the fitness apparel line, ATHOS, which is focused on analyzing muscle activity, effort, and heart and breathing rates in real-time. Previously Don serves as Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he lead community support and outreach efforts, user product marketing, and a series of responsibilities focused on scaling the organization. Before joining Pinterest, Faul served as the Vice President of Online Operations at Facebook, where he led the global user, developer, payments and risk operations teams. Faul joined Facebook from Google, where he built and managed the operations supporting merchants using Google’s eCommerce products: Google Checkout, Product Search and Base.

He started his career as a Marine Infantry Officer, serving as a Platoon Commander with 1st Light Armored Battalion and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. Faul completed combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq before transitioning to the private sector in 2003. He graduated with Honors from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s of science in systems engineering and received his masters in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Faul also sits on the board of Nuru International, a non-profit focused on battling extreme poverty through sustainable development efforts.

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Matthew Gantz (PA)

Director

Matthew Gantz is an entrepreneur.  He served as Executive Vice President for U.S. operations with the global specialty pharmaceutical company BTG International from 2009 until mid-2016. In that role, he had responsibility for BTG’s global specialty pharmaceuticals business and administrative oversight for U.S. business operations. He is a non-executive director of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum. Prior...

Matthew Gantz is an entrepreneur.  He served as Executive Vice President for U.S. operations with the global specialty pharmaceutical company BTG International from 2009 until mid-2016. In that role, he had responsibility for BTG’s global specialty pharmaceuticals business and administrative oversight for U.S. business operations. He is a non-executive director of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum. Prior to BTG, Matthew was Founder and CEO of Acureon Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused in the hospital areas of infectious diseases, transplant and ICU. Prior to Acureon, he was the President and CEO of Hydrabiosciences Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing novel, ion channel medicines in the pain and cardiovascular area. From 2000 to 2003, Matthew was the VP Europe for Chiron’s Biopharmaceutical Division where he was directly responsible for $100+ million Infection Disease and Oncology business. From 1996 to 2000 he was the GM for PathoGenesis Europe before the company was acquired by Chiron. Prior to Chiron/PathoGenesis, Matthew held a variety of US sales and marketing roles at Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics Division. Matthew served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, earned his MBA from Harvard and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.  Matthew served as a company commander and infantry officer in the Marine Corps. His distinguished service during Operation Desert Storm earned him the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V for “heroic service and courageous leadership under enemy fire.”

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MajGen Tracy L. Garrett USMC (Ret.) (WA)

Director

Major General Garrett retired on 1 June 2014.  Her last assignment was Special Assistant to the Commander, United States Africa Command. Major General Garrett is a former NROTC student and 1978 graduate of the University of Washington, where she received her BA in English. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in...

Major General Garrett retired on 1 June 2014.  Her last assignment was Special Assistant to the Commander, United States Africa Command. Major General Garrett is a former NROTC student and 1978 graduate of the University of Washington, where she received her BA in English. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in June 1978. Upon completion of the Basic School, as well as her occupational specialty school, she served on active duty with the 1st Marine Division through June of 1981.  Upon joining the Reserves, MajGen Garrett began a long association with 4th Landing Support Battalion (LSB), serving initially as the Battalion S-4A/Maintenance Management Officer in 1981-1984, then Headquarters and Service Company Executive Officer in 1984-1985 and later as the H&S Company Commander in 1986-1988, Battalion Operations Officer in 1992-1994 and finally as the Battalion Executive Officer in 1995. MajGen Garrett also held billets as a Mobilization Operational Readiness Deployment Test (MORDT) inspector and as a member of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Staff Training Program (MSTP) in Quantico, VA. In 1996, she was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board and served as a member for two years. She was in command of 4th LSB from August 1999 until September 2001. Following that assignment, she served as the Reserve Special Staff Officer for the 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District, responsible for overseeing the Reserve officers and senior enlisted Marines who support the recruiting effort of the eight Recruiting Stations from Seattle to San Diego and Salt Lake City. In October 2002, MajGen Garrett took command of the 4th Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Forward (West) at Camp Pendleton. In November of 2002, she began to serve on active duty with the 1st FSSG as the Commander, 1st FSSG (Rear) and then again as the Chief of Staff, 1st FSSG (Rear) until she was relieved at the end of August. In July 2004, MajGen Garrett was again activated and was assigned as the Chief of Staff, 1st FSSG (Deployed). She served in Iraq from September 2004 through March 2005. She was released from active duty in May 2005 and assumed duties as the Deputy Commander, 4th Marine Logistics Group. Upon activation and deployment of the Commanding General in January 2007, MajGen Garrett assumed the duties as Acting Commander, 4th Marine Logistics Group. Promoted to BGen, she then served as the Inspector General of the Marine Corps from September 2007 to September 2008. She then served as the Commander, Marine Forces Europe and Marine Forces Africa from October 2008 to September 2009. MajGen Garrett served as the Commanding General, 4th Marine Logistics Group from September 2009 to September 2011. She was promoted to MajGen in August 2010.  MajGen Garrett was responsible for establishing the Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve and commanded it through August 2012.  She then served as Special Assistant to the Commander, U. S. Africa Command from August 2012 to June 2014. MajGen Garrett retired on 1 June 2014. MajGen Garrett is a graduate of the Reserve Amphibious Warfare Course, Reserve Command and Staff Course, Reserve Intelligence Officers Course and the Advanced Logistics Officers Course. In 1997-1998, she attended the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island as a full time student and received her master of arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies

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Frank J. Gaudio (IL)

Director

Frank Gaudio is a member of the Board of Directors, a Trustee, and the Veterans Liaison for the PwC Charitable Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s Veterans Initiative and is integrally involved in the Foundation’s overall charitable functions. He is also part of the Department of Defense Senior Leadership Engagement Program and a member of the...

Frank Gaudio is a member of the Board of Directors, a Trustee, and the Veterans Liaison for the PwC Charitable Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s Veterans Initiative and is integrally involved in the Foundation’s overall charitable functions. He is also part of the Department of Defense Senior Leadership Engagement Program and a member of the Leadership Cabinet and Audit Committee for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. In addition Frank also sits on the Strategy Council for the First Tee of Greater Chicago.

As U.S. Deputy Tax Leader, Frank led all U.S. Markets and Operations as well as the Global Strategic Projects for the Tax Business. In addition, as a member of the Tax Core Leadership and the Firm’s Extended U.S. and Global Leadership teams for more than 12 years, he has been instrumental to the Firm’s U.S. and Global strategy. He served as Senior Relationship Partner to several of the firm’s largest clients and coordinated global services in all parts of the world, providing seamless delivery and relationship management. Frank was a member of the Firm’s Board of Partners from 1994-1997. He was the Partner in Charge of the U.S. International Tax practice for 5 years and the Central Region for 5 years prior to his U.S. Deputy Tax Leader role.

He earned his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago Kent College of Law, his Master’s Degree of Law in Taxation from John Marshall Law School, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois CPA Society. His background also includes a University of Chicago teaching position and membership on the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference Committee. Additionally, Frank provides ongoing Learning & Development and Strategy consultation to PwC

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John C. Heenan

John C. Heenan (PA)

Director

John Heenan is founder and CEO of Fairlane Management Corporation, established in 2002, and Ten November Management LLC in 2015. Both companies work with a very select customer base and provide unique, individualized services. Over his thirty-plus years of business experience with both public and private companies, he has managed acquisitions, transitions, divestitures and strategic...

John Heenan is founder and CEO of Fairlane Management Corporation, established in 2002, and Ten November Management LLC in 2015. Both companies work with a very select customer base and provide unique, individualized services. Over his thirty-plus years of business experience with both public and private companies, he has managed acquisitions, transitions, divestitures and strategic restructuring of companies, often small and mid-size businesses.

In other volunteer activities, John serves on the board of The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, and the Guardians of the National Cemetery at Washington Crossing PA, where he has been part of the Honor Guard since inception in 2010.

Heenan’s education includes an MBA in Multinational Finance from Wharton and a BS in Accounting from Drexel, where he finished first in the business school. He enlisted in the Marine Corps right after high school, trained as an infantry assault man, and later served in Cuba (GITMO) and North Carolina.
He is one of nine children and he credits God, his family, hard work, and the Marine Corps for providing him a wonderful, happy life. John and his wife, Bernadette, live in suburban Philadelphia and have three grown children and nine grandchildren.

In April 2015, John became the ninth honoree recognized by the Foundation with the prestigious Commandant’s Award for his energetic support of the mission, including expanding into Career Technical Education and charitable gift annuities.

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Robert E. Joyce Jr. (CO)

Director

Mr. Joyce is currently the CEO and board member of the Norican Group, a Danish company created in September 2008 through the merger of the Wheelabrator (BVI) and DISA Groups (Denmark). He also serves as the current chairman of the board of Norican’s publically traded Indian subsidiary DISA India Ltd. (BMD:IN). Immediately prior to this,...

Mr. Joyce is currently the CEO and board member of the Norican Group, a Danish company created in September 2008 through the merger of the Wheelabrator (BVI) and DISA Groups (Denmark). He also serves as the current chairman of the board of Norican’s publically traded Indian subsidiary DISA India Ltd. (BMD:IN).

Immediately prior to this, Mr. Joyce served as President and CEO of the Wheelabrator Group, a positon he held from January 2003.   From 1996 to 2003 Mr. Joyce served in a number of increasing executive leadership roles within USFilter (at the time a NYSE listed company), culminating with the position of Chief Operating Officer. Other career experience prior to USFilter includes: North American Logistics Director, Black & Decker; Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting; and Facilities Engineer, Merck & Co..

Mr. Joyce served in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer Officer from 1984-1988, having earned his commission through the NROTC program at the University of Michigan.  He is a past recipient of the French~American Chamber of Commerce L’Espirit de France award, the founding chairman of the J.K. Mullen HS Charitable Foundation, and a Colorado University-Denver business school advisor and guest lecturer.

Mr. Joyce holds a Bachelors of Science degree (cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.   He is married to the former Colleen Erin Rafferty, and they have two sons.

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Karen Kelly (VA)

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James D. King (IL)

Director

Jim King is the owner of Five Crowns Capital, an entrepreneurial real estate investment and development firm. He founded the firm in 2002 after retiring from RREEF, a national real estate investment advisory firm with $53 billion under management. Jim was a partner at RREEF for 20 years and was the principal-in-charge of its acquisition and...

Jim King is the owner of Five Crowns Capital, an entrepreneurial real estate investment and development firm. He founded the firm in 2002 after retiring from RREEF, a national real estate investment advisory firm with $53 billion under management. Jim was a partner at RREEF for 20 years and was the principal-in-charge of its acquisition and development initiatives, as well as serving on the firm’s policy and investment committees. Prior to RREEF, he was a partner with LaSalle Partners Inc., and an industrial banker with CBRE. Jim has served on the board of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation since 2005.

Jim graduated from the University of Southern California in 1966. He flew 210 missions in Vietnam in the A-6 Intruder as a Marine aviator. He and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Winnetka, IL and have three children and six grandchildren.

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Thomas J. Lyons (MA)

Director

Tom Lyons, Director for Community Services Department at MassHousing Agency, is a member of the Secretary of the VA Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Chairman of the Massachusetts Veteran and War Memorial Commission and a member of the Governor's Veterans Advisory Council and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Veterans Housing. Tom is the recipient of...

Tom Lyons, Director for Community Services Department at MassHousing Agency, is a member of the Secretary of the VA Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Chairman of the Massachusetts Veteran and War Memorial Commission and a member of the Governor’s Veterans Advisory Council and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Veterans Housing.

Tom is the recipient of the 2011 “Marine for Life” Award presented by General James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, for his 30 years of advocacy on behalf of our nation’s veterans. Tom was born in Boston and has lived most of his life in South Boston. He graduated from South Boston High School in 1967 and, shortly thereafter, joined the U.S. Marine Corps with five neighborhood friends. Three were killed in combat in 1968.

Tom served in the Marine Corps from 1967 through 1970 and is a combat veteran with a tour of duty 1968 – 1969 in Vietnam. In 1978, Tom organized a committee of Vietnam Veterans to pay tribute to the 25 sons of South Boston who died during the Vietnam War. In paying tribute to their own, Southie set an example for the rest of the nation to follow. The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, dedicated September 13, 1981, was one of the first of its kind in the nation.

In 1987, Tom founded the Semper Fidelis Society of Boston, a Marine Corps organization that has grown from 28 members to over 2,300. The Society sponsors a luncheon on the Marine Corps Birthday and funds raised are donated to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. To date, the luncheon and the Boston Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament have raised over $600,000 for the sons and daughters of Marines. Tom was the Commissioner for Veterans’ Services in the City of Boston from 1984 through 1995.

From 1995 through 2002, Tom demonstrated his lasting commitment to veterans through his work as the Executive Director at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Tom lives in Wakefield, Massachusetts with his wife, Jean, and two daughters; Sarah, a graduate of Assumption College and Maura, a graduate of Emerson College. His son, Todd, is married with two sons living in Plano, Texas.

Todd is currently a Federal Agent in ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) and is a combat veteran of the Iraq war.

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Katherine McCallum (NY)

Director

Katherine has served on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s New York Leatherneck Ball Committee for ten years. She grew up in Lawrence, Long Island and was educated at the Lawrence School in Hewlett, New York, Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut and the New York School of Interior Design. She worked as a photographic fashion...

Katherine has served on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s New York Leatherneck Ball Committee for ten years. She grew up in Lawrence, Long Island and was educated at the Lawrence School in Hewlett, New York, Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut and the New York School of Interior Design. She worked as a photographic fashion model from 1964-1967 when she married actor David McCallum. They have a married son and a married daughter and six fabulous grandsons. David’s two older married sons live in Los Angeles. Each has a marvelous daughter.

Katherine has worked as an interior designer for thirty-three years at McMillen, Inc. where she is vice president. Her father, Captain Edward (Tim) Carpenter, and her brother Corporal George Whitney Carpenter both served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tim fought in the Pacific in WWII at Iwo Jima and other battles. Her beloved brother George was killed at Da Nang, Vietnam in February of 1967.

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James P. McGinty

Colonel James P. McGinty USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Director

Jim McGinty was named Vice Chairman of Cambridge Information Group (CIG) in November 2006, after serving as President of CIG, since February of 2000. He retired as Vice Chairman in 2015. CIG is a Bethesda, MD-based information services company focused on the global Higher Education community with more than 5,000 university customers in over 40...

Jim McGinty was named Vice Chairman of Cambridge Information Group (CIG) in November 2006, after serving as President of CIG, since February of 2000. He retired as Vice Chairman in 2015. CIG is a Bethesda, MD-based information services company focused on the global Higher Education community with more than 5,000 university customers in over 40 countries. Jim was the President of Cambridge Scientific Abstract, (a publishing division of CIG) from 1992 to 2000, where he helped pioneer the development of web based information services for the scholarly publishing community.

From 1970 to 1991 Jim was an executive with Dun & Bradstreet serving as a VP of the Marketing Services Division , Group VP of Corporate Government Service in DC , and Managing Director of Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong.
Throughout his corporate career Jim was active in the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and served on its Board . In 2012 he received the SIIA achievement award for Innovative Leadership.

Born, bred and educated in Brooklyn, Jim holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from St. John’s University in New York, and received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater in 1984. After graduating from St. John’s in 1966, he was commissioned as a Marine Officer and served in Vietnam with the 1st Marines as a Communications Officer. He spent 21 years in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring as a colonel. He was named to the Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in 2013. Jim and his wife Pat reside in Vienna, VA, and have three grown children, Clete, Kyle, and Devin.

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Susan E. Morrison (IL)

Director

Susan Morrison is a former advertising executive with DDB Needham, Chicago and D’Arcy Masius McManus, London. She is a Founding Director of Women Moving Millions, an international organization whose mission is to catalyze high-impact philanthropy for women and girls worldwide. Susan is also a Trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a Life Trustee of Lake...

Susan Morrison is a former advertising executive with DDB Needham, Chicago and D’Arcy Masius McManus, London. She is a Founding Director of Women Moving Millions, an international organization whose mission is to catalyze high-impact philanthropy for women and girls worldwide. Susan is also a Trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a Life Trustee of Lake Forest Academy, a Trustee of St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach, FL and a former trustee of The Chicago Foundation for Women.  She is also an active member of Chicago’s civic community, serving on the board of Shedd Aquarium, the Women’s Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Steering Committee for the Women in Development program at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Susan is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program.

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Bernard A. Pekala (MA)

Director

Bernie Pekala is currently the Director of Student Financial Strategies, Boston College, and serves as the University's chief financial strategist in the areas of student financial aid, loans, accounts, collections, receivables, reconciliations and payments. Among other duties, he is responsible for the establishment of policies related to financial aid and aid budgets, monitors and integrates...

Bernie Pekala is currently the Director of Student Financial Strategies, Boston College, and serves as the University’s chief financial strategist in the areas of student financial aid, loans, accounts, collections, receivables, reconciliations and payments. Among other duties, he is responsible for the establishment of policies related to financial aid and aid budgets, monitors and integrates federal, state and institutional programs for financial aid, and develops approaches to meet the financial need of all students.

He has been a frequent presenter at NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators), EASFAA (Eastern Association…), MASFAA (Massachusetts Association…) and the College Board. Currently, he is serving on NASFAA’s Student Debt Task Force and is the Past-President of MASFAA.  He is a long-time member of MASFAA’s Government Relations Committee and past Chair.  Before working for Boston College, Pekala worked for Tufts University and Emerson College.

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Pamela Schmidle (DC)

Director

As an educator and the spouse of a Marine officer, Pamela Schmidle is passionate about providing innovative educational opportunities for all children.  She taught in various programs nationwide for over 35 years.  In 1995 she developed the first Integrated Preschool Program for the Department of Defense schools at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA....

As an educator and the spouse of a Marine officer, Pamela Schmidle is passionate about providing innovative educational opportunities for all children.  She taught in various programs nationwide for over 35 years.  In 1995 she developed the first Integrated Preschool Program for the Department of Defense schools at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA.

Schmidle is currently serving as a consultant to the staff of childcare and early childhood education programs in the DC area. She continues to serve on the Innovation Advisory Council for the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University where she was an adjunct faculty member for two years.

Schmidle graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in Psychology.  She earned her graduate degree at Smith College in the Education of the Deaf, with an additional focus on children with multiple handicaps.

She is the wife of LtGen Robert E. Schmidle Jr. USMC (Ret.) and the mother of Christian, a former Captain of Marines, and Nicholas, a staff writer for The New Yorker.

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LtCol Robert W. Schroder USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Director

Robert is senior vice president of International Strategy and Operations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for managing long-term strategic initiatives and the day-to-day operations of the International Affairs Division, the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association. With a staff of 80 regional and policy experts, the division represents...

Robert is senior vice president of International Strategy and Operations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for managing long-term strategic initiatives and the day-to-day operations of the International Affairs Division, the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association. With a staff of 80 regional and policy experts, the division represents the Chamber and its members before foreign governments, the U.S. government, and international business organizations. Schroder brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the Chamber. As a Marine Corps officer, he served in multiple combat operations throughout his career as an AV-8B Harrier pilot. From 2009 to 2011, he was the commander of the “Blacksheep” squadron. Beyond the cockpit, he served as a congressional fellow for the 107th Congress and, from 2006 to 2009, as the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) program lead for the Marine Corps. Before joining the Chamber, he was manager of the Global Posture, Strategy, and Plans team for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition to his B.S. from the Naval Academy, Schroder holds M.S. degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Marine Corps University. He received his M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Schroder serves on the USAA Insurance and Financial Services Advisory Panel. He and his wife have four young children and reside in Virginia.

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Manning J. Smith III (PA)

Director

Manning Smith is President of the Diversified Technology Group of Indel, Inc. A former Marine captain, he served as an artillery officer with the 2d Battalion, 12th Marines and as an intelligence officer with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing. As a reservist, he served with the 1st and 3d Battalion, 14th Marines. He received his...

Manning Smith is President of the Diversified Technology Group of Indel, Inc. A former Marine captain, he served as an artillery officer with the 2d Battalion, 12th Marines and as an intelligence officer with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing. As a reservist, he served with the 1st and 3d Battalion, 14th Marines.

He received his BA degree from Dartmouth College, where he joined the Marine PLC program as a freshman and was commissioned following graduation in 1962. Released from active duty in 1965, Smith entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA in 1967. He worked as an auditor, becoming a CPA in 1970.

In 1983 he joined Indel, Inc., a New Jersey-based group of engineering and technology-based companies delivering diverse technology and manufacturing a wide variety of capital equipment.  Starting as Director of Corporate Development and advancing to Group Vice President and Group President, Smith has been closely involved with the company’s growth worldwide.

Smith is a Director of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University and has been active with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation since 1992.  He and his wife, Ginny, have established Memorial Scholarships in honor of his father, LCDR Manning J. Smith, Jr., USNR (Ret.) and his uncle, Capt Lowell H. Smith USMCR.

Smith received the Philadelphia Committee Globe and Anchor Award in 2008.

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Robert J. Stevens

Robert J. Stevens (MD)

Director

Robert J. Stevens is the Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He served as the Corporation’s CEO from August 2004 through December 2012, was elected Chairman in April 2005 and served as Executive Chairman from January through December 2013. Previously, he held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with...

Robert J. Stevens is the Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He served as the Corporation’s CEO from August 2004 through December 2012, was elected Chairman in April 2005 and served as Executive Chairman from January through December 2013.
Previously, he held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the Corporation, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and head of Strategic Planning through a career that has included experience in program management, finance, manufacturing, and operations.

Mr. Stevens currently serves as the Lead Director of the Monsanto Company, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Steel Corporation, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and the Atlantic Council. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In 2001, Mr. Stevens served on President George W. Bush’s Commission to Examine the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In January 2012, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and he currently serves as Chairman of the Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group.

Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Mr. Stevens is a summa cum laude graduate of Slippery Rock University, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned a master’s degree in engineering and management from the Polytechnic University of New York and, with a Fairchild Fellowship, earned a master’s degree in business from Columbia University. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Systems Management College Program Management course and also served in the United States Marine Corps. He has been recognized by the National Management Association as Executive of the Year, by Government Computer News as the Industry Executive of the Year, by the Partnership for Public Service with the Private Sector Council Leadership Award, and by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation with the Globe and Anchor Award. In 2010, he received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s inaugural LeJeune Recognition for Exemplary Leadership, and in 2011 he was recognized by the National Defense Industrial Association with the James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award and inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. In May 2012, Mr. Stevens was recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics with its highest honor, Honorary Fellow. In October 2012, he was presented the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Chairman’s Award, and in December 2012, Mr. Stevens became the 65th recipient of the National Aeronautic Association Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, which is presented annually for “significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.” In March 2013, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s highest award, the Circle of Honor Award, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Semper Fidelis Award, and in September 2014, he was awarded the Lone Sailor Award by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

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Gail A. Walters (DC)

Director

Mrs. Walters is an award-winning advertising, marketing and strategic communications executive with  more than 30 years of senior corporate-side and  agency-based experience ranging from Fortune 500 firms to major federal contractors.  She currently works as an independent Marketing and Communications Consultant. A native of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Walters moved in 1994 from Seattle to San...

Mrs. Walters is an award-winning advertising, marketing and strategic communications executive with  more than 30 years of senior corporate-side and  agency-based experience ranging from Fortune 500 firms to major federal contractors.  She currently works as an independent Marketing and Communications Consultant. A native of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Walters moved in 1994 from Seattle to San Diego to become the Vice President of Marketing for Hang Ten International of San Diego, a global surfwear manufacturer with distribution in 27 countries around the world. While in San Diego, she met and married a Marine Corps cobra pilot by the name of Major Glenn M. Walters, now General Glenn M. Walters, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. They have now been married nearly 21 years. As a PR agency executive, Mrs. Walters received the “Burson-Marsteller Gold Standard Award” for work on the IRS, and she has been recognized for three “100 Best” awards from the North American Advertising Agency Network (NAAN) for her work in crisis management, new product launches and community relations on behalf of clients such as the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. A proven Crisis Management expert, Mrs. Walters also led the public relations response of America’s Fire Departments in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attack. Mrs. Walters’ previous professional credits include serving for 3 years as the Market Lead for a $40 Million Strategic Communications account in DoD/Military Health where she led a team of 38 direct reports managing branding, advertising and communications work which resulted in 89 separate awards for communications excellence including a “Unanimous Outstanding” CPARS Rating for the Military Health Service. In addition, Mrs. Walters has served as a volunteer senior advisor for numerous Marine Corps programs and related organizations including the Marine Officers’ Spouses’ Organizations for DC, Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps Relief Society, Marine Corps Family Team Building, and L.I.N.K.S.  Mrs. Walters received an academic scholarship to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Editorial Journalism with a minor in Marketing at the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2006. She is a former downhill skiing instructor and coach for Special Olympics of Washington, and is an award-winning welded steel sculptor.

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Bernard J. Willett (NH)

Director

Bernie Willett is a former 45-year executive at American Airlines, retiring in December of 2015 as the Director of Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing. He is a Vietnam era veteran and former board member of the American Airlines Employee Foundation as well as a current Director of the Blue Angels Foundation. He currently lives...

Bernie Willett is a former 45-year executive at American Airlines, retiring in December of 2015 as the Director of Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing. He is a Vietnam era veteran and former board member of the American Airlines Employee Foundation as well as a current Director of the Blue Angels Foundation. He currently lives in Atkinson, NH.

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General William L. “Spider” Nyland USMC (Ret.) (FL)

Chairman Emeritus

General William L. "Spider" Nyland served the Marine Corps more than 37 years, retiring in November 2005 as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. His distinguished career included 122 combat missions with fighter attack squadrons in Vietnam, and subsequent combat sorties in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded VMFA-232, MATSG Pensacola and 2d Marine...

General William L. “Spider” Nyland served the Marine Corps more than 37 years, retiring in November 2005 as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. His distinguished career included 122 combat missions with fighter attack squadrons in Vietnam, and subsequent combat sorties in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded VMFA-232, MATSG Pensacola and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing. He was the first Naval Flight Officer(NFO) ever selected to the general officer ranks. Gen has been a very active supporter of, and faithful attendee at, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation balls and golf tournaments for many years. He resides with his wife, Brenda, in Pensacola, FL.

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Lieutenant General Stephen G. Olmstead USMC (Ret) (VA)

Chairman Emeritus

Stephen G. Olmstead served as chairman of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for six years. He is past president of Partners Against Drug Abuse, Inc. and served on the board of directors of the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. He was national chairman of the Marine Corps League Exposition Committee, is president of the United...

Stephen G. Olmstead served as chairman of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for six years. He is past president of Partners Against Drug Abuse, Inc. and served on the board of directors of the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. He was national chairman of the Marine Corps League Exposition Committee, is president of the United States Marine Youth Foundation and past president of The Chosin Few, a Korea veterans organization. He retired from the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant general in 1989 after more than 40 years of distinguished service.

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Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Oster USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Chairman Emeritus

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Oster served in a civilian capacity in Iraq from February through June 2004 as the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), one of two principal deputies to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. He remained in Iraq to assist in the transition of governance from the CPA to...

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Oster served in a civilian capacity in Iraq from February through June 2004 as the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), one of two principal deputies to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. He remained in Iraq to assist in the transition of governance from the CPA to Iraqi sovereignty and to support the establishment of the US Embassy.

During the last five of his 35 years on active duty, LtGen Oster served and commanded at every level of the Marine Corps Operating Forces. Additionally, he has focused on Christian ministry, philanthropic and service activities, including serving as the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Military Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International; as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Marine Corps Association; and as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the Navy Mutual Aid Association.

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Martin R. Steele

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.) (FL)


Chairman Emeritus

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1965. He rose from private to three-star general, culminating his military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies, and Operations at Headquarters, US Marine Corps, in Washington, DC in August of...

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1965. He rose from private to three-star general, culminating his military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies, and Operations at Headquarters, US Marine Corps, in Washington, DC in August of 1999.

Upon his retirement from active duty in 1999, he served as President & CEO of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, the largest naval museum in the world. LtGen Steele also served as the Associate Vice President for Veterans Research, the Executive Director of Military Partnerships, and Co-Chair of the Veterans Reintegration Steering Committee at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, until his retirement in December of 2016.

LtGen Steele is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he obtained a BA degree in History (’74) and was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds three Masters Degrees from Central Michigan University, Salve Regina College, and the Naval War College.

Married to the former Cynthia Bayliss of Little Rock, Arkansas, they are the parents of three adult children, and have three grandchildren. Their son, David, is a selected Colonel in the Marine Corps having served three tours of combat in Afghanistan.

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L. Morgan Porter, Jr.

Of Counsel

Morgan Porter practices general business law in the Chicago area with expertise in tax matters, as well as trusts and estates. He was a member of the Chicago Marine Scholarship Ball committee for over 20 years. His expertise in taxation, estate planning, corporate and administrative law has enabled him to provide invaluable support and counsel...

Morgan Porter practices general business law in the Chicago area with expertise in tax matters, as well as trusts and estates. He was a member of the Chicago Marine Scholarship Ball committee for over 20 years. His expertise in taxation, estate planning, corporate and administrative law has enabled him to provide invaluable support and counsel to the Scholarship Foundation.

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Margaret B. Davis

President Emeritus

As President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation from 2007-2017, Margaret Davis led the Foundation through nine year of record-setting mission success. Upon retirement from the Foundation, the Board of Directors named her President Emeritus, only the second in the Foundation's history. Prior to the Scholarship Foundation, Margaret's experience spanned a 30-year professional...

As President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation from 2007-2017, Margaret Davis led the Foundation through nine year of record-setting mission success. Upon retirement from the Foundation, the Board of Directors named her President Emeritus, only the second in the Foundation’s history.

Prior to the Scholarship Foundation, Margaret’s experience spanned a 30-year professional career in nonprofit management, communications, and resource development, as well as almost 20 years of volunteer leadership with Marine Corps Family Readiness programs.

Her work at the civic and national levels included being Associate Dean at Washington National Cathedral and of counsel or on staff with National Children’s Museum, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Ravinia Festival, and Northwestern University.

In addition to her years of volunteer family support work with major Marine commands (including Marine Forces Reserve, Marine Forces Europe, and Marine Corps Mobilization Command), she was awarded the Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Medal in 2008. With a life-long commitment to education and family welfare, Margaret has also served on the boards of Milton Academy, Family Focus, and Chicago Children’s Museum. She is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College.

Margaret is a granddaughter of a WWI Marine Corporal. She and her husband, retired Marine Major General Andrew “Drew” Davis, live in Annapolis, MD, and have two daughters, Caroline and Captain Katharine Davis USMC.

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Dr. James Weinlader

President Emeritus

Dr. Weinlader has been actively involved with the Foundation since 1977, serving with the Chicago Marine Scholarship Ball committee for seventeen years, and on the Foundation's Board of Directors beginning in 1983.  Jim's dedication culminated in his election as President of the Foundation in 1994, a position he held until the end of 2004.  A...

Dr. Weinlader has been actively involved with the Foundation since 1977, serving with the Chicago Marine Scholarship Ball committee for seventeen years, and on the Foundation’s Board of Directors beginning in 1983.  Jim’s dedication culminated in his election as President of the Foundation in 1994, a position he held until the end of 2004.  A retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel, he spent his working career in education, serving for two decades in college teaching and administration and sixteen years with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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