The Changing Face of Warfare

"The Changing Face of Warfare"
October 12, 2010 - Pace University New York Campus
Moderator: President Stephen J. Friedman


Charles C. Krulak
Ret. General, U.S. Marine Corps
31st Commandant of the Marine Corps (1995-1999)

General Krulak served 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His last position was as Commandant of the Marine Corps and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded a platoon and two rifle companies during two tours of duty in Vietnam and then held a variety of command and staff positions. These included Deputy Director of the White House Military Office, Commanding General of the 6th Marine Expeditionary Brigade during Desert Storm, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Commanding General of the Marine Forces Pacific.

During his military service, General Krulak was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and two gold stars, the Purple Heart with gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the French Legion d'Honneur Commandeur rank, and many other decorations and medals. Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps, General Krulak joined MBNA America Bank as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer and subsequently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBNA Europe Bank, Ltd. After four years in this position, he returned to the United States and served as Vice Chairman, MBNA America Bank and Head of Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions. General Krulak retired from MBNA in June 2005.

General Krulak currently sits on the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Corporation where he is a member of the Public Policy and Personnel Committees and the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Railroad Corporation where he is a member of the Finance and Audit Committees. He is also on the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Board of the CEO Forum. General Krulak serves as a Director with Aston Villa Football Club in the United Kingdom and is an advisor to the Center for Naval Analysis. General Krulak is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has a master's degree in labor relations from George Washington University.