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2022 Russell Leadership Award Luncheon to be held October 19, 2022

Major General John H. Russell, USMC, was the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award, established in his honor by the Marine Corps University Foundation, is presented annually at a luncheon to a distinguished American whose commitment to personal and professional excellence embodies those qualities of leadership and character uniquely associated with the United States Marine Corps.

We are planning an excellent luncheon this year. Mr. Nick Lane is our 2022 Major General Russell Leadership Awardee, and Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, USMC will be our Military Guest of Honor.

For information about registration, please contact our Director of Special Events, MJ Hall at 703-640-6170. Reservations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

Come be a part of this exceptional Luncheon and support our Marines and their Professional Military Education at home and abroad!

To see a list of former recipients of the Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award, please click HERE.

The Marine Corps University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on tax deductible gifts, is the only Marine Corps charity solely dedicated to supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. Special events, such as the Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award Luncheon provide funding that supports Marine Leaders and their Professional Military Education worldwide.  The University leadership’s vision has been twofold – to prepare Marines at all levels to address complex security challenges in a rapidly transforming world through an unparalleled education in security and warfighting studies, and to groom the next generation of decision makers within the Marine Corps, government, and the private sector, equipping them with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to achieve success in any number of career paths. The Foundation relies on tax-exempt contributions from our Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award Luncheon, and those who support Marine Corps causes, including Corporate Members, Marine friends, former Marines helping Marines and donations in memory or in honor of someone special. We are grateful for your tax-deductible donation to support the Professional Military Education of active duty and reserve Marines. Semper Fi!