Richard D. Hearney
|Richard D. Hearney|
November 27, 1939 |
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1962-1996|
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star with "V"
Hearney is a native of Petaluma, California. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1962 following completion of the Platoon Leaders Class program. He holds a B.S. degree from Stanford University and an M.S. degree from Pepperdine University. He graduated from the Naval War College in June 1980.
Hearney commanded at the squadron, air group, and air wing level. During Desert Shield and Desert Storm he served as Deputy Commander, I MEF. His staff tours included Deputy Director, J-3, U.S. European Command as well as Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Requirements and Programs, and Aviation at Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. General Hearney was advanced to general and assumed the position of assistant commandant on July 15, 1994.
General Hearney currently sits on the Honorary Board for the 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Wine Country Marines 
Awards and decorations
His personal decorations and medals include:
- California Birth Index 1905-1995
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