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General James T. Conway,
Chairman of the Board
US Marine Corps, Ret. * * * *
General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, on November 1, 2011, accepted the honor of becoming the first Chairman of the Board of the National Veterans Museum. Conway is a retired four-star General, who now splits his time between Chicago and the Washington, DC area.
General Conway was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. He was commissioned in 1970 as an infantry officer. During a 40 year career, he served in multIple command, staff, and operational billets: as Senior Aide to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff ; Commander of a Battalion Landing Team during Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Commanding General of the First Marine Division; Director of Operations, J3, on the Joint Staff ; and Commanding General of the First Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq.
General Conway graduated with honors from The Basic School, the U.S. Army Infantry Officers’ Advanced Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. He holds more than 30 personal/unit decorations and awards from US and foreign governments, including three Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the French Legion of Honor and the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun.
The General and his wife, Annette, have been married more than 40 years. They have three children, all with ties to the military. His two sons are Marine officers, one in infantry and the other in reconnaisance. His daughter is married to a Marine helicopter pilot.
General Conway views the National Veterans Museum, “...as a noble endeavor—whose time has come—and as a marvelous way for our nation to recognize the service and sacrifice of all its veterans.”