General Charles C. Krulak
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900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
M.S. 1973, George Washington University
B.S. 1964, U.S. Naval Academy
Other degrees and certifications include:
- Amphibious Warfare School, 1968
- Army Command and General Staff College, 1976
- National War College, 1982
- JFK School of Government, Harvard University – Seminar on International Relations, 2000
Birmingham-Southern College Jun 2011 – Jun 2012
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
MBNA America Bank N.A., Wilmington, DE Apr 2004-Jun 2005
Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
Responsible for corporate development and acquisitions, personnel and education for a Fortune 500 Company that employed 28,000 people in five countries.
MBNA Europe Bank Ltd, Chester, United Kingdom Jan 2001 – Apr 2004
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Held profit and loss responsibility for one of the largest credit card providers in England and Ireland.
United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors Feb 2003 – Dec 2006
Appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the board that examines the morale, discipline, curriculum, faculty, athletic programs and admissions policies for the Academy.
United States Marine Corps Jun 1964 – Sep 1999
Served thirty-five years and is as an accomplished leader experienced in every facet of military strategy and operations.
General, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Jun 1995 – Jul 1999
Served as the senior leader of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with overall responsibility for recruiting, training, operational readiness, and welfare of more than 220,000 active and reserve forces and 20,000 civilian employees.
Lieutenant General, Commanding General,
Marine Forces Pacific, Camp H. M. Smith, HI Jul 1994 – Jun 1995
Served as operational commander of the largest theater of operations for the United States Marine Corps with 75,000 Marines stationed from California to Southeast Asia.
Lieutenant General, Commanding General,
Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA Aug 1992 – Jul 1994
Commanded the organization responsible for developing Marine Corps war fighting concepts.
Brigadier General, Director,
USMC Force Structure Planning Group Sep 1991 – Nov 1991
Selected by the Marine Corps’ senior leadership to develop, coordinate and publish the strategic vision for the U.S. Marine Corps in the 21st century.
Brigadier General, Commanding General,
2d Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, NC Jun 1989 – Jul 1991
Commanded the largest combat logistics support unit in the Atlantic theater and provided logistical support to all Marine forces during Operation Desert Storm and oversight of the retrograde of combat equipment back to the U.S. after the war.
Deputy Director, White House Military Office Sep 1987 – Jun 1989
Coordinated the military support for the Commander in Chief (Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush).
Current Professional Activities
Director, Union Pacific Corporation
Director, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Corporation
Director, Aston Villa Football Club (UK)
Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Co-Chairman of the Founders Group, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Member of the Board of Directors for the CEO Forum
Advisor, Center for Naval Analysis
Advisory Member, Hope for the Warriors
Advisory Member, Human Rights First
Advisory Member, Officer Christian Fellowship
Honors and Accolades
Select Military Decorations and Medals:
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze Star (3)
Purple Heart (2)
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
DAR Community Service Award, Alabama chapter
NAACP Man of Distinction, Birmingham chapter
National and International Awards:
American Sports Academy Hall of Fame
Ft. Leavenworth Hall of Fame
French Legion of Honor
NCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame
Birth: March 3, 1942
Spouse: Mrs. Zandra Meyers Krulak (married for 48 years)
Children: Dr. David Krulak (physician in United States Navy)
Dr. Todd Krulak (professor of religion at Tulane University)
Hobbies: reading, writing, public speaking, physical fitness, spending time with his 5 grandchildren