Charles C. Krulak

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General Charles Chandler Krulak (born March 4, 1942) served as the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999. He is the son of Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, USMC, who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He is currently working as a non-executive director of English association football club Aston Villa.


Early years; education

Charles Chandler Krulak was born in 1942 in Quantico, Virginia[1]. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, Krulak attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1964 with a bachelor's degree. Krulak also holds a master's degree in labor relations from George Washington University (1973). He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School (1968); the Army Command and General Staff College (1976); and the National War College (1982).

Marine Corps career

After his commissioning and graduation from The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Krulak held a variety of command and staff positions. His command positions included: Commanding Officer of a platoon and two rifle companies during two tours of duty in Vietnam; Commanding Officer of Special Training Branch and Recruit Series at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (1966–1968); Commanding Officer of Counter-Guerilla Warfare School, Northern Training Area on Okinawa (1970), Company Officer at the United States Naval Academy (1970–1973); Commanding Officer of the Marine Barracks at Naval Air Station North Island, California (1973–1976), and Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines (1983–1985).

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