Lieutenant General Jack W. Klimp served in the United States Marine Corps for thirty-three years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. degree and also holds M.A. degrees in Public Administration and National Security and Strategic Studies. During his career in the Marine Corps, he held multiple command and staff positions including operational tours in Vietnam, Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Somalia where he commanded Task Force Mogadishu. From 1993 to 1995 we was the Commanding General here at Parris Island. Since retirement from the Marine Corps he has led a number of non-profit organizations as President and CEO. These included drug rehabilitation programs at Phoenix House and Second Genesis, two trade associations, the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute and a veteran advocacy organization, the National Association for Uniformed Services. General Klimp comes to the Santa Elena Foundation having sat as a board member of numerous non-profit boards of directors.