LtGen Frank Panter
About Frank A. Panter
Senior Logistician and Installations Manager of the Marine Corps. This included providing oversight, policy and guidance for maintaining a tactical equipment inventory valued $26.6B in support of operational forces and a global infrastructure valued at $44B with 17,268 civilian employees. Directed planning, movement, repairing and redistribution of all Marine Corps equipment redeploying from Iraq and Afghanistan. Supervised and provided guidance for all activities related to the Marine Corps’ two maintenance depots located in Albany, GA and Barstow, CA and the Marine Corps’ Maritime Pre-Positioning Program in Blount Island, FL. Directed the development and implementation of the state-of-the-art Marine Corps Logistics IT system. Was Member of: Department of Defense and Inter-agency Conference of Logistics Directors, Joint Logistics Board, Defense Material Readiness Board, Logistics Development Council, Naval Logistics Integration Executive Council, Secretary of the Navy’s Energy Task Force, and Marine Corps Requirements Oversight Council.
Directed and supervised all negotiations with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces for U.S. basing rights and return of U.S. camps to the South Koreans. Responsible for drafting and publishing all war plans for the defense of the Republic of Korea. Simultaneously served as Commander of all U.S. Marine Corps Forces in Korea.
Commanding General of a 6,500 member command with over 3,500 major pieces of equipment. Responsible daily for planning, direction, and financial execution of the organization. Senior commander for all U.S. military efforts for tsunami disaster relief assistance in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, working closely with the U.S. State Department and other U.S. governmental agencies as well as international coalition partners. Senior U.S. commander for all military efforts for earthquake disaster relief assistance in Indonesia, again working closely with the U.S. State Department and other U.S. governmental agencies as well as international coalition partners. Responsible for U.S. Marine Corps planning and deploying of forces in support earthquake disaster relief operations in Pakistan.
Commanding General, Marine Corps War fighting Lab & Vice Chief, Office of Naval Research. Responsible for improving current and future naval expeditionary warfare capabilities through advanced techniques, technology and experimentation. Coordinated, executed and promoted the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.