LtGen Robert S. Walsh, USMC (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Robert Walsh retired from the Marine Corps on 1 October 2018 after more than 39 years of service, completing his career as Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration and Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
A 1979 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Lieutenant General Walsh served as an F/A-18 pilot at all levels, including commanding VMFA-115, Marine Aircraft Group 31, and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TopGun). He has received several writing awards. As a general officer, his staff assignments focused on designing and building the future Navy and Marine Corps as Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, and Director of Expeditionary Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. His operational and joint assignments included serving as commanding general, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) Iraq, and Director of Operations, U.S. Northern Command.