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Dennis McCarthy, L'75, appointed as member of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

4/2/2013  -  Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Dennis McCarthy, L'75, has been appointed as a member of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. The appointment was announced by the White House April 1.

The commission was created by Congress to study the current structure of the Air Force to determine whether, and how, the structure should be modified to best fulfill mission requirements for the Air Force in a manner consistent with available resources.

McCarthy is CEO of The Military Experts, a consulting firm based in Columbus that advises business leaders and attorneys on military personnel and employment issues. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

McCarthy’s 41 years of active and reserve military service were interspersed with over 20 years of private law practice in central Ohio. From 1984 until his retirement from active military service in 2005, he commanded eight Marine Corps or Joint organizations, including the 3rd Marine Division and Marine Forces Reserve. He began his military service in combat in Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Dayton and from Capital University Law School in Columbus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Capital in 2010.

McCarthy was the 2011 recipient of the Law School's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, which recognizes alumni for their significant achievements in the legal field and notable contributions to the profession, community and Capital University Law School.