Glueck, Kenneth "Ken"

Lt Gen, USMC (Ret)


Ken Glueck is employed as a Highly Qualified Expert - Senior Mentor for the Joint Staff J7 in support of Combatant Command and Joint Task Force Operations and Exercises. He is also employed as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University in support of the Pinnacle, Capstone, and Keystone programs.

Lieutenant General Glueck was designated a Naval Aviator in May 1976 and reported to Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron-169 (HMA-169) at Camp Pendleton, California. During this tour he deployed both with Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron-369 (HMA-369) to Okinawa, Japan and with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-265 (HMM-265). In February 1980 he was reassigned as a Primary Flight Instructor at Training Squadron Three, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. In July 1983, Lieutenant General Glueck reported to Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) at Quantico, Virginia where he was designated a Presidential Command Pilot.

Major assignments included: Air Officer with the Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force; Executive Officer for Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron-269 (HMLA-269), MCAS New River, NC; and Executive Officer for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-365 (HMM-365) participating in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.

Lieutenant General Glueck also held a variety of additional important command and staff positions including: Commander, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit; Director, Expeditionary Force Development Center in Quantico, VA; Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Deputy Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan; Chief of Staff, United States Southern Command; Commander, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, II MEF at MCAS Cherry Point, NC; Chief of Staff for Multi-National Force Iraq in Baghdad;
Director of Operations and Logistics, United States Africa Command; Commander, III Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Forces Japan; Commander, JTF-505 in support of Operation Tomodachi; and Commander, Marine Corps Combat Development Command. Lieutenant General Glueck retired on 1 October 2015.

Lieutenant General Glueck attended numerous military schools and courses, to include: Marine Corps Command and Staff College and NATO Defense College. Lieutenant General Glueck holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL and a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Troy State University, AL.