Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
Major General Robert C. Fulford

Major General Fulford was commissioned in 1992 after graduation from the United States Naval Academy.

A career infantry officer, his assignments in the Fleet Marine Force include Rifle Platoon Commander and Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Commander in Battalion Landing Team 1/4 including deployments with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations
Capable) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable); Rifle Company Commander in Battalion Landing Team 2/8, deploying with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable); Operations Officer, 2/8, deploying with Task Force Tarawa / Amphibious Task Force-East in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 1; Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 3/2 deploying twice with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit; Commanding Officer, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa deploying in support of U.S. Africa Command; and Commanding Officer 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deploying in
support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command.

Other assignments include tactics instructor, staff platoon commander, and instructor at the Infantry Officer Course, The Basic School; Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Baltimore, Maryland; Senior Aide de Camp to the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps; Division Chief, Joint Staff, J5 Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate; and Director, Expeditionary Warfare School.

As a General Officer, he served as the Legislative Assistant to the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps and as the Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. European Command. In May 2023, Major General Fulford assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General, I
Marine Expeditionary Force.

Major General Fulford is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer’s Advance Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the School of Advanced Warfighting, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Major General Fulford’s personal decorations include the Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

1st Marine Division