General John "Glad" Castellaw will deliver the fall commencement address at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center at the University of Tennessee Martin
Approximately 602 degrees are expected to be awarded, according to a news release.
Tickets are not required for admission.
A live webcast will be available through a link on the UT Martin homepage at www.utm.edu.
A reception will be hosted in Skyhawk Fieldhouse immediately following the commencement ceremony.
Castellaw, a Crockett County native, played freshman basketball at UT Martin and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
He received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1972.
Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Castellaw served in Marine tank and amphibian tractor units before becoming a helicopter pilot.
flew more than two dozen different aircraft and was Marine Aviator of the Year in 1990.
held several commands during his
served tours in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.
last assignments on active duty were in the Pentagon, where he
oversaw Marine Aviation and the Marine Corps budget creation and execution.
Castellaw retired in 2008 and returned to the family farm.
He now consults with various companies and serves on the board of directors for several Crockett County organizations.
Castellaw also serves on the Department of the Navy's Naval Research Advisory Committee.
As a veteran, he is a member of the Marine Corps League, The Marine Corps Association and is the National Commander of the Marine Corps Aviation Association.