Retired U.S. Marine Commandant Mundy to speak at Auburn Student Veterans Association luncheon

AUBURN – Auburn University alumnus and retired Gen. Carl Mundy, the 30th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, will address the Auburn Student Veterans Association at a luncheon to honor U.S. military veterans, Tuesday, April 19, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center ballroom.

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

Single tickets for the luncheon are $10 and tables can be purchased for $150. Those who purchase a table will be entered in a raffle for a football signed by Auburn University Head Football Coach Gene Chizik and will be recognized in the program as a “Friend of the ASVA.”

Mundy 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. He 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.

Mundy was born in Atlanta, grew up in western North Carolina and then moved to Alabama where he graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. He now resides in Virginia and has served as chairman of the Marine Corps University Foundation.

Proceeds from the luncheon will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public aid for the needs of severely combat-injured service men and women while providing unique direct programs and services.

The Auburn Student Veterans Association is for veterans and current active duty or reserve military personnel who attend Auburn University. The association’s mission is to promote the general welfare of veterans attending the university and to continue serving our country through charitable events and the betterment of the Auburn community.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Brian Smith at bes0010@auburn.eduor (910) 508-1021.

(Written by Carol Nelson.)