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         Fall 2022
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Lieutenant General Ottignon

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World Situation Report

Lieutenant General Ottignon attended Ithaca College, was  commissioned through the NROTC program in August 1987 and assigned as a Combat Engineer. He received a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business in June 1997 and a  Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1998. 


Lieutenant General Ottignon has served in 3d Combat  Engineer Battalion, 3d Marine Division; in 7th Engineer  Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group; as the  Commanding Officer, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d  Marine Division; Commanding Officer, Marine Wing  Support Group 37, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and as the Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I  Marine Expeditionary Force. 


His staff assignments include serving in the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego; as the  Marine Officer Instructor, University of Rochester; as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commandant  for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps; as the Military Assistant to the Secretary  of the Navy; the Inspector General of the Marine Corps; as the Director, Manpower Management; and  as the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. 


Lieutenant General Ottignon’s joint assignments include Engineer Plans Officer and Deputy Executive  Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; and Deputy Operations Director, U.S. European  Command. 


He has participated in peace keeping operations in Somalia (Operation Restore Hope), counter  insurgency operations in the Southern Philippines (Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines) and  combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom). 


Lieutenant General Ottignon is a graduate of the Army Advanced Engineer Officer’s Course, Fort  Leonard Wood, Missouri, Naval Command and Staff College, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode  Island, and former CMC National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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