General Carl E. Mundy, Jr.
United States Marine Corps, Retired
General Mundy retired from the Marine Corps in
1995 after 38 years of active service. In the four years preceding his retirement,
he held the post of Commandant and was the Marine Corps member of the Joint Chiefs of
General Mundy enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and enrolled in the Platoon
Leaders Class Program in December 1953. He served in the 38th Special Infantry Company,
Montgomery, Alabama, and rose to the grade of sergeant. He was commissioned a second
lieutenant in June 1957, following graduation from Auburn University. He graduated from
the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College.
Mundys operational experience includes command from platoon through Marine
expeditionary force echelons of integrated air-ground task force formations. In
thirteen years as a general officer, he directed recruiting for the Marine Corps, was its
Director of Operations, served as the Marine Corps Operations Deputy to the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, and commanded major operating forces at both the one and three star
grades. As the Commandant, the Corps highest ranking officer, he was
responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense for military advice on national
security matters, to the Secretary of the Navy for command and management of the Marine
Corps, and to the Congress for the well-being and preservation of the Corps. The
latter responsibilities included recruiting, training, organizing, equipping, managing,
and leading a total active and reserve force of 240,000 uniformed and civilian men and
women located at fifteen major bases worldwide. He was responsible for the
preparation and execution of an annual budget of $13 billion.
Mundys principal assignments involve over nine years in U.S. and Allied national
security policy matters, combined with thirteen years command, management and leadership
at senior executive levels. He holds seventeen U.S. and foreign personal decorations
for his service.
Following retirement from the Marine Corps, from 1996 to 2000, he held the position of
President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide operations of the United Service
Organizations (USO), overseeing 123 operations in the United States and in countries
In other post-military activities, Mundy is a director of the Schering-Plough
Pharmaceutical Corporation, the General Dynamics Corporation, and the NationsFund family
of mutual funds. He also serves as the chairman or as a director on the following
professional, non-profit boards and foundations:
The Marine Corps University Foundation
The Fisher House Foundation
The Board of Advisors to The Citadel
The Time For America Foundation
Mundy is also a member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.
He resides with his wife, Linda, in Alexandria, Virginia. They have three
children: Elizabeth, Carl III, and Timothy. Both sons are Marine officers.