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Marine Corps University Foundation Trustees

Chairman Gen James T. Conway, USMC (Ret)

Vice Chairman Mr. Guy P. Wyser-Pratte

President and Chief Executive Officer LtGen Richard P. Mills, USMC (Ret)

Secretary and General Counsel Mr. Christopher G. Oprison


The Honorable Kim T. Adamson Dr. Philip Anderson Mr. Daniel Burton II Dr. James J. Carafano Mr. Lee Crisp Mr. Derrick Dortch Mr. Raymond Gilmartin

LtGen Wallace C. Gregson, Jr., USMC (Ret)

Mr. Ronald Johnson Mr. Donald Knauss Mr. Robert A. Lutz Mr. Steve Piccirilli

BGen Francis E. Quinlan, USMCR (Ret) Mrs. Jordan H. Saunders Mr. Thomas A. Saunders III Mr. William J. Scott

EX Officio Trustees

LtGen Robert R. Blackman, Jr., USMC (Ret)

MajGen Edward G. Usher III, USMC (Ret)

MCUF Staff Chief Development and External Affairs Officer Ms. Mana Zarinejad

Director of Program Support Mrs. Kimberly A. Niero

Director of Special Events Mrs. Angela H. Blackiston

Administrative Assistant Ms. Melissa M. Lorditch-Wyer

Associate of Development Mrs. Stephanie Sieber

Associate of Events Mr. Bradley Davis

Accountant Mr. R. Scott Mann

2 Richard P. Mills

Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret) President and Chief Executive Officer

P. O. Box 122 • Quantico, VA 22134-0122 Phone: (703) 640-6835 • Fax: (703) 640-6177

Spring 2016 Dear Friends of the Foundation,

Spring has arrived at Quantico at last! It’s easy to tell as the Cherry Trees and Dogwoods are in blossom, and the students at the University have orders in hand and are exuding excitement about their next assignments. The faculty and University leadership are excited as well as they see off another superb group of officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers, most heading back to the Fleet and some to combat. Those Marines are ready for whatever they may face and are armed with the tools they need to be successful. The University has provided them with an educational experience rooted in teaching them how to think, how to adapt, and how to blend past experiences with dynamic change. These Marines are ready to take on the obligations and challenges of leadership at every level. Much of their readiness is due to the support The Foundation is able to provide the students, including world class professors, relevant and provocative guest lecturers, innovative case method studies, and research support to faculty and students. The Foundation can only do it because of your gifts!

The semi-annual Board of Trustees meeting was held in March. Among other actions, the Board welcomed three new Trustees: Phil Anderson, Lee Crisp and Ron Johnson. All three are Marines who have become extremely successful in their civilian careers, and we look forward to working with them to move the Foundation ahead over the next few years.

Congratulations are in order for two superb officers who have contributed much to the University. Colonel Jason Bohm, who currently commands Expeditionary Warfare School, and Colonel Frank Donovan, a former commander of the school, were both selected for Brigadier General by this year’s selection board. Bravo Zulu to both.

Congratulations as well, and welcome to the Foundation’s new Chief Development and External Affairs Officer, Mana Zarinejad. Mana joins us with an impressive resume from the development arena in several educational institutions. We wish fair winds and following seas to Ms. Valerie Brown, who is departing after contributing significantly to our success in the last few years.

The Foundation continues to support the professional education of Marines in the Fleet. Because of that support units continued to conduct staff rides, battle studies and leadership development in the States and overseas.

As always I want to thank all of you for your support. You make a difference. Your support makes a difference every day at the University and every day out in the Fleet.

Semper Fidelis,

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