Commandant of the US Marine Corps to Give Greater Issues Address February 13th
Monday, February 12th, 2018
The first Greater Issues Series presentation of 2018 will take place at The Citadel. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will deliver a Greater Issues Address to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the McAlister Field House. The address is open to the public, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prior to his current assignment as commandant, Neller served as the commander of the Marine Forces Command and commander of the Marine Forces Central Command. Since being commissioned in 1975, Neller has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including command of Marine Security Force Company Panama during Operations Just Cause and Promote Liberty, 3rd Light Armored Infantry Battalion during Operation Restore Hope, 6th Marine Regiment and 3rd Marine Division. He has also served as deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) during Operation Iraqi Freedom, assistant division commander for 1st and 2d Marine Divisions and president of Marine Corps University.
Neller is a graduate of the Armor Officer Advanced Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, NATO Defense College and the Armed Forces Staff College. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.