- United States
Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh’s Bio
Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, USMC (Ret) provides extensive experience in assessing the value of innovative and pivotal breakthrough technologies, and assisting manufacturing and technology companies to maximize product market value, improve time to market, and move to scale within the defense requirements and acquisition processes.
He served as an F/A-18 pilot at all levels to include commanding VMFA-115, Marine Aircraft Group 31, and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He was an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Topgun.
As a General Officer his staff assignments focused on designing and building the future Navy and Marine Corps serving as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration, and the Director of Expeditionary Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
His operational and joint assignments included serving as the Commanding General, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) Iraq and the Director of Operations, United States Northern Command.
His last assignment was the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration and the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
His responsibilities included integrating all warfighting functions and domains. He created the Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office for rapid prototyping, experimentation, and demonstration.
Lieutenant General Walsh served as the Co-Chairman of the Naval and Army-Marine Corps Boards that determined capital allocation common to the Marine Corps, Navy and Army.
He also co-chaired the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-Marine Corps and Office of Naval Research-Marine Corps Investment Boards responsible for determining pivotal investments in innovation and breakthrough technologies.
Lieutenant General Walsh is a defense and technology consultant who serves on multiple boards and advisory positions.
Lieutenant General Walsh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.