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Speaker: BGen LG Pool, USMC (Ret.)
Topic: Highlights of His Military Career

Born in Kansas City, MO, General Pool grew up in Miami, FL. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant upon earning his Naval Aviator Wings in 1960. General Pool is a fixed and rotary wing pilot. He has served in several tactical fighter and helicopter squadrons in all three Marine Aircraft Wings, including two tours in Vietnam. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, he has flown over 5,000 hours in 45 models of aircraft.

General Pool has a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University (SLO) and an M.S. degree in Business from Boston University. In the line of professional education, he is a graduate of the Naval Command and Staff College and the Air War College.

He has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments including commanding officer of a helicopter squadron, commander of a helicopter aircraft group, action officer on a NATO staff, Chief of Staff of the III Marine Expeditionary Force, the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation at Headquarters Marine Corps, the Assistant Wing Commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and Deputy Commander, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. General Pool retired from the Marine Corps in 1990

Subsequently he was employed as an operations manager in Hawaii and program manager in the Washington, D.C. area, retiring in 1997. General Pool married the former Carol Russell in 1963, and they have two children, Marsala and Russell.