A Conversation with LtGen Gregg Olson, Director, U.S. Marine Corps
August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
August 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
BENS DC hosts Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director of the Marine Corps on August 24th.
LtGen Olson grew up in Cumberland, RI, Montreal, Quebec, and Westlake Village, CA, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. An infantry officer, LtGen Olson has an additional Military Occupational Specialty as an embarkation officer. LtGen Olson commanded a rifle company in 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, and both Headquarters & Service and Weapons Companies in 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines. He commanded 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines during combat in Fallujah in 2004, and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during its 2010 deployment.
His staff assignments include S-3 Operations Officer for 3d Battalion, 2nd Marines during Operation SEA SIGNAL (1995), S-3 Operations Officer for 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) during combat operations in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003), and service as G-3 Operations Officer for 1st Marine Division. See Lt Gen Olson’s full bio.
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