Major General Ronald L. Beckwith, USMC, (Ret.)
General Beckwith retired from the U. S. Marine Corps in 1991 after 34 years service. His military career includes multiple combat tours and aviation command assignments at the Squadron, Group and Wing level. He served in a senior leadership Joint billet as the Deputy to the Director of Weapons Systems, Department of the Army. Senior staff leadership assignments also included serving as the Deputy to the Marine Corps’ Assistant Commandant for Requirements and Programs, the Marine Corps’ Deputy Fiscal Director, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Expeditionary Force Programs during Operations Desert Shield & Storm. Prior to retirement, General Beckwith led a major OSD study chartered to explore, develop and implement new management architectures with supporting enterprise software for Defense and Service-level supply, maintenance and inventory management functions. Those solutions remain in place to date. Upon retirement, General Beckwith founded LeeCor, Inc. a professional services company focused on business development for emerging technologies, i.e., businesses emerging from industry IR&D, government labs, and small businesses. Early LeeCor focus was on technologies supporting naval surface fire support and counter-mine warfare, with special emphasis on shallow water regimes. More recent professional services support has been provided to companies focused on digital imaging and storage, high speed data exchange, data encryption, and enterprise network architectures. Recent activities have included development of market penetration strategies for companies with technical solutions to the current remote controlled IED threat in Iraq and Afghanistan, data-at-rest encryption software, and very advanced vehicle-mounted data distribution systems. Other activities have included participation on or leading teams to research and develop market penetration strategies for Defense-related items for Fortune 500 and Small Business companies.
General Beckwith received his Baccalaureate degree in Economics from Georgetown University, completed Naval Aviator training in 1959, received his MBA from the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the U. S. Army War College, Carlisle PA.