Lt. General Wallace "Chip" Gregson, Jr. (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Wallace C. Gregson, Jr.,
is Senior Director, China and the Pacific at the Center for the National
Interest. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2005 with the rank of
Lieutenant General. He last served as the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces
Pacific; Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific; and Commander, U.S.
Marine Corps Bases, Pacific, headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.
Supporting establishment duties included S-4
of a recruit training battalion, aide-de-camp, recruit training company
commander, recruiting station executive officer, company commander of a combined
platoon leader's class, and operations officer for a recruiting district. Marine
Corps Headquarters duties included program development officer, coordinator for
roles and missions, and Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans. External duties
include military observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
in Egypt, Deputy for Marine Corps Matters in the Secretary of the Navy's Office
of Program Appraisal, and Executive/Military Assistant to the Director of
Central Intelligence. In his last Washington Marine Corps assignment, he served
as Director, Asia and Pacific Affairs, in the Office of the Undersecretary of
Defense for Policy.
Following retirement, he joined the U.S. Olympic Committee as Chief Operating Officer. In 2006 he formed his own consulting company. On 13 May 2009, following Senate confirmation, he assumed responsibility as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, a post he held until 2 April 2011. He is now in business as President of WC Gregson & Associates, and a Senior Fellow with Avascent International, and CNA Analysis and Solutions.
He is a member of the Marine Corps Association, the U.S. Naval Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a past Trustee of the Marine Corps University Foundation, and af ormer Director of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. He is an Honorary Adviser to the Okinawa Development International Council. He and his wife Cindy reside in Falls Church, VA.