37th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Robert B. Neller is the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. Prior
to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Marine Forces Command from
July 2014 to September 2015 and Commander, Marine Forces Central Command from
September 2012 to June 2014.
native of East Lansing, Michigan, General Neller graduated from the University
of Virginia and was commissioned in 1975.
He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including command of
Marine Security Force Company Panama during Operations JUST CAUSE and PROMOTE
LIBERTY; 3d Light Armored Infantry Battalion during Operation RESTORE HOPE; 6th
Marine Regiment; and 3d Marine Division.
Neller also served as Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (05-07); Assistant Division Commander
for 1st and 2d Marine Divisions; and President of Marine Corps University.
Joint assignments include service in the Policy Division of Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, and as the
Director of Operations (J-3) of the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C.
General Neller is a graduate of the Armor
Officer Advanced Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, NATO Defense
College, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He holds a master’s degree in
Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.