New CCF Advisory Board Member: Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC

October 18, 2019

Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, USMC, Retired, recently joined the Carrington Charitable Foundation Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was created to promote CCF and its charitable endeavors through offering opportunities, researching partnerships and creating new opportunities for CCF to broaden its reach and further its mission.

Commissioned as a second Lieutenant in 1977 as a biology major from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Bailey had a long-time military career. He earned two Master’s degrees, one in Business Management and Administration from Webster University and another in National Security Strategy and spans in War College and many other military schools and trainings.

In June 2013, Bailey was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps as the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. He used influence, relationship, readiness and dedication to lead others and impart his mission as a leader in the Marine Corps.

General Bailey's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf, Legion of Merit with Combat V, Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Action Ribbon.

He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 41 years of service, on July 31, 2017. He now serves as Vice President for External Affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.