George B. Crist

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George B. Crist
General George B. Crist, USMC
Born (1931-01-23) January 23, 1931 (age 90)
Hartford, Connecticut
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service1952-1988
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held2nd Battalion, 6th Marines
Battles/warsKorean War
Vietnam War
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with Combat V device
Other workCBS 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.[1]

Awards[change | change source]

His military decorations include:

United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg
Gold star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alumni Medallion – Past Winners". Villanova University. Retrieved 2007-01-07.

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