- Terrence R. Dake
Infobox Military Person
name=Terrence R. Dake
born= birth year and age|1944
caption=General Terrence R. Dake
allegiance= United States of America
United States Marine Corps
commands=Marine Helicopter Squadron One
Inspector Generalof the Marine Corps 3rd Marine Aircraft WingAsst. Commandant of the Marine Corps
Vietnam WarDesert Storm/Desert Shield
Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit
laterwork=Bell Helicopter Textron, Sr VP
Terrence R. Dake is a retired
United States Marine Corpsfour star general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps(ACMC) from 1998-2000.
Dake was raised in the
Missouri Ozarks. He earned undergraduate degrees from the College of the Ozarksand the University of Arkansas. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University. He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in October 1966. Dake was designated a Naval Aviator at Pensacola, Florida, on the January 25, 1968.
Dake logged more than 6,000 flight hours in military aircraft. Significant flying tours include a combat tour in Vietnam in 1968-69 flying
CH-53Ahelicopters; Commanding Officer of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, designated as the President's helicopter pilot, 1983-1985; Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, July 1995 - July 1996. General Dake has flown helicopters in every aircraft wing in the Marine Corps. Additionally, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff of Operations, G-3 for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the largest aircraft wing ever fielded in combat by the Marine Corps.
Dake served as the Director of Joint Training and Doctrine with the Commander-in-Chief of the
United States Atlantic Commandfrom July 1987 - July 1990.
Promoted to brigadier general in March 1992, Dake's assignments as a general officer were: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Aviation; Inspector General of the Marine Corps; Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Commanding General, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation.
Dake was advanced to the rank of general and assumed his position as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on September 5, 1998. He retired on September 7, 2000.
Dake's personal decorations include: the
Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medalwith Combat "V" and gold "2" award numeraland the bronze "31" strike/flight numeral, the Navy Commendation Medaland Combat Action Ribbon.
Commandant of the Marine Corps
title=General Terrence R. Dake, USMC
work=Who's Who in Marine Corps History
publisher=History Division, United States Marine Corps
title=Bell Helicopter Textron: Interview with Terrence R. Dake, Senior Vice President US Government & International Military Business
journal=Military Aerospace Technology Online
date=October 1, 2002
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