Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.)(FL)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1965. more ›

Eric J. Candelori (VA)
Vice Chair

Eric J. Candelori is a Senior Vice President-Investments with Merrill Lynch and has been with the firm for 27 years. He has been involved with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for 37 years, and has served in several board leadership positions including Vice President, Treasurer and Acting President. more ›

Richard C. Hartnack (MN)

Rick Hartnack recently retired from a 42 year career in the banking industry. His final position was Vice Chairman, Consumer and Small Business Banking for US Bancorp. Previous experience included more ›

Kevin N. Ainsworth (NY)
General Counsel

Kevin Ainsworth is a member of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where he supervises his firm’s pro bono legal services for the Scholarship Foundation. more ›

C Michael Armstrong

C. Michael Armstrong (FL)

Mike Armstrong is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health System Corporation and Hospital. He is the retired Chairman and Director Emeritus of Comcast Corporation and the former Chairman and CEO of AT&T and Hughes Electronics. Prior to these positions, he spent more than three decades with IBM. more ›

Richard A. Bergen (NJ)

Richard Bergen has served on the committees for the Scholarship Foundation New York Leatherneck Ball and the Jersey Shore Golf Tournament for 10 years. more ›

Deborah G. Carstens (AZ)

Deborah Carstens is a Scholarship Foundation campaign cabinet member, an Arizona Scarlet & Gold committee member and a member of the Rockmore Society. She is the widow of a veteran Marine who remained active thru out his life with his Basic School 2-56 colleagues. more ›

Ronald S. Coleman

At the time of his retirement from the Marine Corps, Lieutenant General Coleman was serving as Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He joined the Navy in 1968 and was discharged upon his return from Vietnam in 1970. more ›

H. Lee Dixson, Jr. (MD)

Lee Dixson joined Robison International, Inc. in February of 2003 as Director, Government Relations and currently serves as Executive Vice President. Lee has more than 35 years of experience working in the financial management field in the Department of Defense. more ›

Joe Driscoll

Joseph L. Driscoll (CA)

Joe is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Lansmont Corporation in Monterey, CA. A native of Boston, he is a proud graduate of Needham (MA) High School and Syracuse University, but received his most valuable education during the summer of 1967 in Quantico, VA more ›

Craig J. Duchossois (IL)

Craig Duchossois is a Scholarship Foundation campaign member and Chicago dinner co-chairman.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1971. more ›

Don Esmond

Donald V. Esmond (CA)

Don is senior advisor to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) President and COO Jim Lentz. He will play a major role in ensuring a smooth transition following his retirement this year after more than 30 years with Toyota. more ›

Donald W. Faul (CA)

Don is currently the Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he leads their community support and outreach efforts, user product marketing and a series of responsibilities focused on scaling the organization. more ›

John Heenan

John C. Heenan (PA)

John is founder and CEO of Fairlane Management Corporation, established in 2002, working with a select customer base. Over his thirty-plus years of business experience with both public and private companies, he has managed acquisitions, transitions, and divestitures of companies, often small or family-owned businesses. more ›

Photo of board member Michael HegartyMichael Hegarty (NY)

Michael Hegarty’s career spans 40 years in the business world and is defined by numerous leadership positions. He served as Senior Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AXA Financial. more ›

Lieutenant General Jan C. Huly USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Jan Huly’s 37 years of active service culminated with his assignment as Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. His career included command of infantry and recruit training companies, an afloat Marine detachment, and of a battalion landing team, more ›

Karen Kelly

Karen Kelly (FL)

Karen is a native of Teaneck, New Jersey. Her father was a Marine during WWII serving with the 4th Marine Division. She is the wife of General John F. Kelly USMC, and proud mother to 1stLt Robert M. Kelly USMC (KIA 11/9/10), Capt John Kelly USMC, and Kathleen Kelly.  more ›

Sergeant Major Carlton W. Kent USMC (Ret.) (VA)

Carlton Kent served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976 until 2011, and as sixteenth Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps from April 2007 until June 2011. more ›

Jim King

James D. King (IL)

Jim is owner of Five Crowns Capital, an entrepreneurial real estate investment and development firm. He founded the firm in 2002 after retiring from RREEF, a full-service national real estate investment advisory firm with $20 billion of real estate under management in the United States.  more ›

Kathryn McCallum

Katherine C. McCallum (NY)

Katherine has served on the Scholarship Foundation's New York Leatherneck Ball Committee for more than five years. She grew up in Lawrence, Long Island and was educated at the Lawrence School in Hewlett, New York, Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and the New York School of Interior Design. more ›

Fred McCorkle

Lieutenant General Frederick McCorkle USMC (Ret.) (TN) 

Fred McCorkle retired from the United States Marine Corps in October 2001. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors and as a Senior Advisor for GKN Aerospace Services. He additionally serves on the boards of Atlas Air World Wide Holdings, Inc.; Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.; Lord Corporation; and JURA Corporation  more ›

Photo of Board Member James McGinty James P. McGinty (VA)

Jim McGinty was named Vice Chairman of CIG in November 2006, after serving as President of CIG, since February of 2000. CIG is a Bethesda, MD based information services company focused on the  more ›

Dennis P. Morris (WA)

Dennis Morris is president and CEO of Allen Vanguard Corporation, a global leader in applying technologies and expert threat knowledge into fieldable solutions against terrorist threats (including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Radio Controlled IEDs, CBRN agents). more ›

Bernard A. Pekala (MA)

Bernie is currently the Director of Student Financial Strategies, Boston College and serves as the University's chief financial strategist in the areas of student financial aid, loans, accounts, collections, receivables, reconciliations and payments. more ›

Pam Schmidle - Board MemberPamela Schmidle (DC)

As an educator and the spouse of a Marine officer, Pamela is passionate about providing innovative educational opportunities for all children. She taught in various programs nationwide for over 35 years. more ›

Charles SciannaCharles C. Scianna (TX)

Charles Scianna is a Scholarship Foundation campaign cabinet member and Houston dinner Scarlet & Gold committee co-chairman. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during college and in Vietnam. 
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K. Patrick Sirmon (AL)

Patrick Sirmon retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1993 as a colonel. A naval aviator and flight instructor, his Marine service included more than four years of active duty, with service in Viet Nam. more ›

William Skiles (VA)

A Marine servant leader of 32 years, Bill Skiles has served in billets ranging from sniper instructor to being the lead presenter for ethical behavior for the Commandant. more ›

Manning Smith

Manning J. Smith III (PA)

Manning is President of the Diversified Technology Group of Indel, Inc. A former Marine captain, he served as an artillery officer with the 2d Battalion, 12th Marines and as an intelligence officer with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing.  more ›

Richard StephensRichard (Rick) Stephens (IL)

Richard (Rick) Stephens retired March 2013 from The Boeing Company as senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration reporting to the Chairman. Stephens, during a 33-year career at Boeing, led a number of business areas at more ›

George Trautman

Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.) (VA)

George Trautman began his military career as a Marine Corps aviator in 1974. During more than 36 years on active duty, he served in a wide variety of assignments and commanded units at every level prior to his retirement in 2011. more ›

LtGen Willie Williams

Lieutenant General Willie J. Williams USMC (Ret.) (AL)

Commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1974, Lieutenant General Willie J. Williams served as the Director of the Marine Corps Staff from July 2009 until his retirement July 10, 2013 at Marine Barracks Washington after nearly 40 years of service. more ›

Lieutenant General Stephen G. Olmstead USMC (Ret.) (VA)
Chairman Emeritus

Stephen G. Olmstead served as chairman of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for six years. He is past president of Partners Against Drug Abuse, Inc. and served on the board of directors of the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. more ›

General William L. "Spider" Nyland (FL)
Chairman Emeritus

General William L. "Spider" Nyland served the Corps more than 37 years, retiring in 2005 as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. His distinguished career included 122 combat missions with fighter attack squadrons in Vietnam,  more ›


Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Oster USMC (Ret.) (VA)
Chairman Emeritus

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Oster served in a civilian capacity in Iraq from February through June 2004 as the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), one of the two principal deputies to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. more ›


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