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Keith Stalder

Distinguished Senior Fellow

LtGen. Keith Stalder, USMC, retired has over 40 years of success and leadership in numerous cabinets level departments, agencies and private sector organizations. He brings a broad and deep appreciation for, and understanding of, the fundamental challenges of organizations and businesses, both in government and the private sectors. He is a Senior Fellow at both the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Further, he is the National Commander of the Marine Corps Aviation Association, and a member of the Golden Eagles.

While on active duty he became one of the military’s most experienced commanders and operational planners, serving as the Commanding General of seven separate organizations. He was the Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Forces Pacific when he retired in 2010 and before that the Commanding General of II Marine Expeditionary Force. In these positions, he managed and led 90,000 military and civilian employees, with annual budgets exceeding $3 billion dollars. Prior to that he was the Commanding General of USMC TECOM managing a student population of 60,000 students and 65 domestic and international training and education activities.

General Stalder led independent organizational assessments for DHS Office of Policy, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.