Marine Officer Instructor [MOI] Tulane NROTC 1957-1960

27th Commandant of Marine Corps 1979-1983

Honorary Doctorate Tulane University

Commanding Officer 9th Marine Regiment in RVN, Deputy G-3 III MAF 1968-1969

Famous for Operation Dewey Canyon

Also served in WWII, Korean War.

Awards include: Navy Cross; Army Distinguished Service Cross;

Silver Star, Bronze Star/”V”; Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation;

Vietnam Service Medal; National Order of Vietnam; RVN Gallantry Cross; RVN  Meritorious

Unit Citation, RVN Campaign Medal