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Brigadier General Kevin Killea

Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West- Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Brigadier General Kevin J. Killea assumed command of Marine Corps Installations West / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in July. He previously was at Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Virgina, and Marine Aircraft Group 11, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Killea’s operational tours include Operation Southern Watch, enforcing no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq, and Operation Deny Flight/Deliberate Guard, enforcing the NATO no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Gold Star, the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, and the Air Medal Strike/Flight Award with Bronze Numeral “2.”

ALMA MATER: St. Johns University, Naval War College, National Defense University

TRUSTED VOICE: Has done numerous press briefings in his role as chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

AROUND THE WORLD: His assignments have taken him to Japan, Southwest Asia, Italy, the Middle East and more.