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Richard C. Zilmer

Lieutenant General Richard C. Zilmer retired from the Marine Corps after 36 years as Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He served combat tours during Lebanon Peacekeeping Operations, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, commanding multinational forces in Anbar Province during the “Anbar Awakening." He serves on CNA’s Military Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker on the intersection of energy issues and national security.