Mississippi River Commission Nomination of Maj. Gen. Robert C. Marshall To Be a Member and President of the Commission.
The President today announced that he will nominate Maj. Gen. Robert C. Marshall, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, to be a member and President of the Mississippi River Commission. He would replace Maj. Gen. Francis P. Koisch. Marshall is currently Deputy Chief of Engineers in the Office of the Chief of Engineers.
He was born November 10, 1921, in Washington, D.C. He received a B.S. in military science from the U.S. Military Academy and a B.C.E. in civil engineering from Cornell University.
Marshall has served in the U.S. Army since 1943. He served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. From 1969 to 1973, he was Commanding General of the SAFE GUARD Systems Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. In 1973 he was special assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Continental Army Command, stationed at Fort McPherson, Ga.
In 1973 and 1974, Marshall was Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics for the U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson. From 1974 to 1976, he was ballistic missile defense program manager in Arlington, Va. Since 1976 he has been Deputy Chief of Engineers.
Marshall holds the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, and the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Jimmy Carter, Mississippi River Commission Nomination of Maj. Gen. Robert C. Marshall To Be a Member and President of the Commission. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243493