Major (US) Robert K. Wallace, Marine Corps

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Major (US) Robert K. Wallace, Marine Corps

Military Professor
Transnational Security Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Military Strategy
  • Operational Planning
  • Afghanistan
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Russian Military Affairs

Academic Degrees

  • M. A., National Security Affairs, Europe, Eurasia, & Middle East, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.A., International Studies, Cedarville University

Maj. Wallace joined the George C. Marshall Center in January 2021. He serves as a Military Professor of International Security Studies and the Director for the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies. 

Maj. Wallace spent two years teaching at a private high school in Southwest Michigan before transitioning to work in the film and television industry. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 2008 and spent the next 11 years serving as an infantry officer with three combat deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq as a commander, foreign security force advisor and staff officer. He has also served as the Military Training Officer and Senior Military Adviser to the Naval Construction Force – East and is an adjunct faculty member in the Marine Corps University College of Distance Education where he teaches Company Grade Officers in the Expeditionary Warfare School.

Maj. Wallace’s personal awards and decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (oak leaf in lieu of third award), Navy Achievement Medal (with Combat Valor distinguishing device), Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, French National Defense Medal (Bronze), the Liskin Award for Academic Excellence in Regional Affairs, and several other individual and unit decorations.

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