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Terrence R Dake

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Years of service  1966-2000
Name  Terrence Dake
Rank  General

Terrence R. Dake
Born  July 22, 1944 (age 71) (1944-07-22)
Battles/wars  Vietnam War Desert Storm/Desert Shield
Other work  Bell Helicopter Textron, Sr VP
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Education  College of the Ozarks, Pepperdine University, University of Arkansas
Awards  Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit
Commands held  HMX-1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Battles and wars  Vietnam War, Gulf War
Allegiance  United States of America

TCSWW Interview - General Terrence R. Dake

Terrence R. Dake (born July 22, 1944) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) from 1998 to 2000.


College of the Ozarks' "Four Star Country Boy"


Terrance Dake was born on July 22, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised in the Missouri Ozarks. He earned undergraduate degrees from the College of the Ozarks and the University of Arkansas. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University. He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in October 1966. Dake was designated a Naval Aviator at Pensacola, Florida, on the January 25, 1968.

Dake logged more than 6,000 flight hours in military aircraft. Significant flying tours include a combat tour in Vietnam in 1968-69 flying CH-53A helicopters; Commanding Officer of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, designated as the President's helicopter pilot, 1983–1985; Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, July 1995 - July 1996. General Dake has flown helicopters in every aircraft wing in the Marine Corps. Additionally, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff of Operations, G-3 for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the largest aircraft wing ever fielded in combat by the Marine Corps.

Dake served as the Director of Joint Training and Doctrine with the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Atlantic Command from July 1987 - July 1990.

Promoted to brigadier general in March 1992, Dake's assignments as a general officer were: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Aviation; Inspector General of the Marine Corps; Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Commanding General, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation.

Dake was advanced to the rank of general and assumed his position as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on September 5, 1998. He retired on September 7, 2000.


Dake's personal decorations include:


Terrence R. Dake Wikipedia

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