Robert R. Blackman Jr., USMC (Ret)
Ex Officio Trustee
Lieutenant General Blackman is the President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and also serves as an Ex Officio member on the Board of Trustees of the Marine Corps University Foundation.
General Blackman was commissioned into the Marine Corps from Cornell University in 1970. Key assignments over 37 years of active service include command of 3d Battalion, 8th Marines; G-3 Operations Officer for MARCENT (Forward) during Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Executive Officer to the Commander, U.S. Central Command; Commander, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy; President of the Marine Corps University; Commanding General, 2d Marine Division; Director, Resources and Assessment, U.S. Central Command; Chief of Staff of the Coalition Forces Land Component Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force: and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Command.
LtGen Blackman and his wife, Judy, have three children.