Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Retired Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller
Gen. Robert B. Neller will speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. His talk is open to the public, and general seating is available in the back half of the auditorium.
Neller served as the 37th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Before that, he was the commander of Marine Forces Command from July 2014 to September 2015 and commander of Marine Forces Central Command from September 2012 to June 2014.
Neller graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned in 1975. He was an infantry officer at all levels, including command of Marine Security Force Company Panama during Operations Just Cause and Promote Liberty, the 3rd Light Armored Infantry Battalion during Operation Restore Hope, the 6th Marine Regiment; and the 3rd Marine Division.
He also served as deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2007, assistant division commander for the 1st and 2nd Marine Divisions; and president of Marine Corps University.
His joint assignments include service in the Policy Division of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Casteau, Belgium, and as the director of operations (J-3) of the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C.