Major General Burke W. Whitman, USMCR - Board Member

Major General Burke W. Whitman currently serves as the Director of Marine and Family Division, Headquarters United States Marine Corps, responsible for the holistic fitness and readiness of all Marines and their Families – body, mind, spirit, and social.

He was reared in Atlanta, graduated with honors from Lovett High School, played rugby and earned a BA with honors from Dartmouth College, earned an MBA from Harvard University, and received a commission as an officer of Marines after graduate school.

As a Marine, he has commanded infantry and reconnaissance units at every level from platoon to regiment; served as an operations officer at every level from battalion to geographic combatant command; conducted combat operations in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan; developed strategy at the Pentagon; earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College.

Chronology of service: Commander, Rifle Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines; Aerial Observer; Commander, Mortar Platoon; Executive Officer, Weapons Company; Operations Officer, Infantry Battalion; Task Force Eagle, Bosnia; Commander, Light Armored Reconnaissance Company; Commander, Civil Affairs Detachment; Commander, Reconnaissance Company; Operations Officer, Division; Commanding Officer, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, Iraq; Operations Officer, U.S. Central Command; Deputy Chief, Middle East, Joint Chiefs of Staff J5; Director, Afghan Forces, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Afghanistan; Commanding Officer, 25th Marine Regiment, Africa; Member, Amphibious Capabilities Working Group and Ellis Group; Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division; Director, MOI Military Advisory Group, Afghanistan; and Deputy Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

As a civilian, he has served as CEO, CFO, and Board Member of multiple corporations, two traded on the New York Stock Exchange and listed among the Fortune 500 companies. He was named Best CEO and Best CFO in his Industry by Institutional Investor Magazine. He has served on the boards of the Federation of American Hospitals, Lovett School, Marine Corps University, and Toys for Tots Foundation; on the Founders Group of the National Museum of the Marine Corps; and on the Reserve Forces Policy Board, an independent advisor to the Secretary of Defense.

(As of Sep 2016)

Major General Burke W. Whitman

Burke W. Whitman