MajGen Bob Dickerson
About Robert C. Dickerson
Major General Dickerson retired during July of 2008 as commanding general of Marine Corps bases and stations on the east coast – from Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Virginia to Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Florida – which included command of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
During his 34-year military career, Major General Dickerson’s war time service included deployment to Southwest Asia to participate in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Eastern Exit. He also deployed to the Caribbean in June 1994 for Operation Sea Signal.
Major General Dickerson’s personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merits, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. Major General Dickerson also is a graduate of the Marine Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, Virginia; Naval Command and Staff College, Naval War College; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; and Ground Officer Supply School.