Retired U.S. Marine Commandant Mundy speaking at Auburn University

AUBURN – Retired Gen. Carl Mundy, the 30th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, will address Auburn University’s Naval ROTC unit at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in 125A Lowder Business Building. The presentation is open to the public.

Mundy graduated from Auburn in 1957 with a degree in business administration and in 2007 he received the Auburn Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was born in Atlanta and grew up in western North Carolina, before moving to Alabama where he graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve at age 18 and attained the rank of sergeant. Four years later, he graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, and was commissioned second lieutenant.

Mundy served on active duty for 38 years, retiring in 1995. He was Commandant of the Marine Corps and a member the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1991 to 1995. He received 17 personal decorations and 10 unit and general service awards for his military service.

He now resides in Virginia and is chairman of the Marine Corps University Foundation.

More information about Mundy’s visit to Auburn is available by contacting Major Jeff Dyal at (334) 844-3431 or

Contact: Major Jeff Dyal, (334) 844-3431 (, or
Charles Martin, (334) 844-9999 (