I grew up in Oldham County,
Ky., and I enlisted in the
I moved up through the ranks,
was meritoriously promoted to
staff sergeant in January 1982, then
commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program in
August 1984 and graduated from
Mary Washington College, via the
College Degree Completion Program, in 1989.
As an infantry officer, I commanded two companies, served in
many staff positions in the operating
and support forces, then was deputy
commanding general, III MEF
[Marine Expeditionary Force], and
commanding general, 3d Marine
Expeditionary Brigade, in Okinawa
before I assumed my current job on
22 August 2014.
It’s a good time to be in manpower
management, because of some of the
things the commandant of the
Marine Corps wants to do. If you
look at Gen. [Robert] Neller’s frag
order [fragmentary order, or FragO]
to the commandant’s planning guidance, Gen. Neller talks about five
things he wants to focus on in the
near term. And the first one is people.
Maj. Gen. Craig Q.
DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION
PROFILES IN SERVICE
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Maj. Gen. Craig Q. Timberlake, director, Manpower Management Division,
addresses more than 300 families, veterans and members of the community
at the Montford Point Marine Association Chapter 32 formal gala at The Clubs
of Quantico, Va., Sept. 12.