Terrence R. Dake

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
branch= United States Marine Corps
rank= General
commands=Marine Helicopter Squadron One Inspector General of the Marine Corps 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Asst. Commandant of the Marine Corps
battles=Vietnam War Desert Storm/Desert Shield
awards=Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit
laterwork=Bell Helicopter Textron, Sr VP

Terrence R. Dake is a retired United States Marine Corps four 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 Ozarks and 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-53A helicopters; 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 Command from 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 Medal with Combat "V" and gold "2" award numeral and the bronze "31" strike/flight numeral, the Navy Commendation Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

ee also

*Commandant of the Marine Corps


:Marine Corps
*cite web|accessdate=2007-12-11
title=General Terrence R. Dake, USMC
work=Who's Who in Marine Corps History
publisher=History Division, United States Marine Corps

*cite journal|accessdate=2008-03-06
title=Bell Helicopter Textron: Interview with Terrence R. Dake, Senior Vice President US Government & International Military Business
journal=Military Aerospace Technology Online
volume=1 |issue=5
date=October 1, 2002

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