Major General, USMC (RET)
MajGen Gallinetti is a Vice President with SRA International, Inc and is the Account Executive for all of their Joint, COCOM, and Defense Agency endeavors around the globe. He had a distinguished military career in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from California State University, Fresno in 1972 culminating as the Deputy Commander of Marine Forces Command in Norfolk, VA, and retiring in 2007. He served in several fighter and attack squadrons in numerous positions throughout the years. He attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at MAWTS-1, the Top Gun Adversary Course at the Naval Fighter Weapons School, and Top Level School at the Naval War College where he received a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He also attended Salve Regina University earning a Master of Science degree in Management. MajGen Gallinetti was the Commanding Officer of VMFA(AW)-225, the "Vikings", at MCAS El Toro, CA flying F/A-18 Hornets, and Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, comprised of F/A-18, AV-8B and EA-6B aircraft. Additionally, he was the Commander of Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area and Commanding General of MCAS Miramar in San Diego, CA responsible for several air stations, training ranges and operations. MajGen Gallinetti served several tours outside the Fleet Marine Force to include, Weapons Project Officer and F/A-18 Project Pilot at Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA, where he was involved with the RDT&E of aircraft and weapon systems, and also flew with VX-5 during operational testing of the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. He was the Chief of Staff for Multi-National Force Iraq in Baghdad during 2003 and 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, overseeing Iraqi government policies, along with operations and logistics of the coalition force. He then served as Commander, Joint Warfighting Center, and U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Force Trainer (J7) in Suffolk, VA from 2004 to 2006. He was primarily responsible for numerous joint exercises around the globe, as well as the joint training of Combatant Commanders and Joint Task Force Commanders. In this capacity, he deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. During this tour he also deployed as part of JTF Katrina to support recovery operations along the gulf coast. General Gallinetti accumulated over 5,300 accident-free flight hours during his career flying several types of tactical jet aircraft to include, the A-4, A-7, F-5, F/A-18, AV-8B, EA-6B and C-35, as well as several rotary-winged aircraft. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit. He is also a board member of 2phasetech and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Navy League and USO.