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LTG Terry Robling
(U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.)

Fmr. Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; CEO, PKL Services

Terry retired on 01 October 2014, following a distinguished 38-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps and retiring as a Lieutenant General. Terry served in the Marine Corps’ largest operational command billet as the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, as well as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, responsible for all Marine Corps aviation procurement, budgeting and policy decisions. 

Additional tours included serving as the Commander, Marine Corps Forces and Marine Corps Bases, Japan, and as the Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan. Terry flew as a Naval Flight Officer in F-4 Phantom and F/A-18D Hornet aircraft and accumulated over 5,200 tactical jet hours in peace and combat throughout his career.

Terry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington DC.


Terry has earned numerous military awards and decorations including three foreign government awards: The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver levels) from the Emperor of Japan, The Order of National Security Merit (Gukseon Medal) from the President of Korea, and the Legion of Honour (Rank of Knight) from the President of France.


Terry currently serves as President, RIO Defense Development Group, an aerospace consulting firm. Terry is a consultant for Pratt and Whitney Military Engines and actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Terry is also a strategic advisor to Power Ten Inc, Karem Aircraft, I-Coin, Demand Signal and QuSecure. Previously he was the CEO and Board Director for PKL Services, Inc and was a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for INSITU, a Boeing Company. Terry sits on the advisory board of two non-profit associations.

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