MajGen Gordon Nash, USMC (Ret)

Effective 1 June 2006, Major General Gordon C. Nash retired with nearly 35 years of active duty service.

Major General Nash's last assignment was as the Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division (OPNAV N75). He assumed this assignment on November 12, 2004.

Major General Nash's previous assignment was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia.

Major General Nash is the son of a career U.S. Naval Officer. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, he completed Officer Candidates School and received his commission in December 1971. Major General Nash's assignments have included tours with Marine Corps Operating Forces in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions, and with I, II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces. He has commanded Marine Corps operating forces from the platoon to the division level, and served at different times as executive officer, operations officer, and logistics officer in a variety of units. In August 1986, Major General Nash was selected to reactivate and command the 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. He has served as the Commanding General, 3rd Force Service Support Group and the 3rd Marine Division, both headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.

Major General Nash has served tours outside the Marine Corps operating forces at the Officer Candidates School, Officer Assignment Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps, with the Plans Division, Plans, Policy and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, with Observer Group Lebanon, UN Truce Supervision Organization-Palestine, with the Special Forces Schools, Fort Bragg, NC and with the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Fort Bragg, NC. During the assignment with JSOC, he also served as the J-3 for Task Force Ranger in Somalia. In the spring of 1998, he commanded Joint Task Force Auburn Endeavor in support of Department of Energy efforts in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has served as the Director Operations Division, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps. His most recent joint assignment was as Commander, Joint Warfighting Center and Director, Joint Training J7, United States Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Virginia.

His professional military education has included attendance at the Amphibious Warfare School, the United States Army Special Forces Qualification Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College.