Special Guest: Brigadier General Yoo

We are excited and honored to have a special guest whom will help kick off 2012 Cleveland Asian Festival Saturday at noon!

Brigadier General Daniel D. Yoo
Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; and Commanding General, Western Recruiting Region

Brigadier General Yoo currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1984.

In March 1985, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant following completion of Officer Candidate School. Upon graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course, General Yoo reported to the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, in April 1986. He was assigned duty with 2d Battalion, 9th Marines and served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Heavy Machine Gun Platoon Commander, Weapons Company Executive Officer, and a Rifle Company Commander.

Brigadier General Yoo has served at all levels of the Marine Corps and has been stationed all across America and overseas in Okinawa, Japan. In July 2009, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Commander, Regional Corps Advisory Command Central (RCAC-C) 3-7, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army. After redeploying from Afghanistan in April 2010, he relinquished command of 4th Marines and Camp Schwab. General Yoo then served as the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Gold Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is a Marine Combatant Diver, a Military Freefall Parachutist, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.


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