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 Lieutenant General Gregory Newbold

Lieutenant General Newbold

is the son of a career U.S. Air Force Officer. After his commissioning as a second lieutenant in 1970 he attended The Basic School in Quantico, VA, where he was designated an infantry officer.Lieutenant General Newbold's assignments have included Fleet Marine Force tours in the 1st, 2d, and 3d Marine Divisions, with the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and with I Marine Expeditionary Force. He has commanded infantry units at the platoon, company, and battalion level, and also served at different times as executive officer, operations officer, and logistics officer in a variety of operational units. While Lieutenant General Newbold commanded the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, this force was in the vanguard of the U.S. commitment for Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. Prior to reporting to his current assignment, he served as Commanding General, First Marine Division.

Lieutenant General Newbold has served tours outside the Fleet Marine Force as tactics instructor at The Basic School, officer assignment officer at Headquarters Marine Corps, Warfare Policy Planner on the Joint Staff, Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Head of the Enlisted Assignment Branch at Headquarters Marine Corps, and as the Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, DC. His professional military education has included attendance at Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College. logo
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In a video posted by the Pentagon after the revelations, Marine Commandant General Robert Neller was blunt. "We are all-in 24/7," Neller said, ... Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold agreed with the commandant that the men sharing the photos weren't behaving like real Marines. "It really is deeply ...

Gen. (res.) Yiftah Ron Tal was so panicked by the news that women would be allowed to serve as combat soldiers in the armored corps that he ... for the decision to put women in tanks) and the officer and gentleman Gregory Newbold, a former lieutenant general and director of operations for the U.S. Joint ...
“I cannot imagine active-duty troops doing what Trump is stating,” said Paul Eaton, an Army two-star general who resigned in 2006 in protest against .... That was Marine Gen. Gregory Newbold. As director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he was deeply involved in planning for the invasion and ...
The commandant, Gen. Joseph Dunford, is considering the research and has not decided whether to ask for an exception to the new Department of Defense policy opening all military jobs to women by Jan. 1, according to a Marine official with knowledge of the proceedings. Under the plan announced in ...
Even a very fit woman is not generally the equal of a fit man. The competition is no competition in aerobic capacity, load bearing, reach, body fat percentage, and other germane measures of combat fitness. But (the informed argument proceeds), even if it is only the top 5 percent of women who can replace ...
Retired Marine Gen. Gregory Newbold disapproves of President Obama's limited support to Iraqi forces. He also dismisses calls in Congress to send in another 10,000 or so troops. GREGORY NEWBOLD: I think the problem with any of the simple solutions is that they can be counterproductive. INSKEEP: ...
Yet the perils of waiting until retirement were underscored in 2006, when retired Marine Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold wrote an article for Time magazine explaining his deep regret for having failed earlier to openly challenge the Bush administration and Pentagon officials over the Iraq war. Newbold had been ...
Two senior military officers are known to have challenged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the planning of the Iraq war. Army General Eric Shinseki publicly dissented and found himself marginalized. Marine Lieut. General Greg Newbold, the Pentagon's top operations officer, voiced his objections ...
He also urged active-duty officers to speak out now if they had doubts about the war. Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, who retired in late 2002, also called for replacing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and "many others unwilling to fundamentally change their approach." He is the third retired senior officer ...


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