George B. Crist
|George B. Crist|
General George B. Crist, USMC
|Born||January 23, 1931|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1952-1988|
|Commands held||2nd Battalion, 6th Marines|
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with Combat V device
|Other work||CBS military analyst|
George B. Crist (born January 23, 1931) is a retired four-star general of the United States Marine Corps. He was the first Marine to be promoted as a Unified Commander — serving as Commander in Chief, United States Central Command from 1985 to 1988.
Awards[change | change source]
His military decorations include:
References[change | change source]
- "Alumni Medallion – Past Winners". Villanova University. Retrieved 2007-01-07.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "The Reagan Administration and Emergence of CENTCOM". Central Command, United States. Military History Encyclopedia on the Web. Retrieved 2007-01-07.