Jon A. Gallinetti is the Vice President for Defense Relations for Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.
In this position he
is responsible for managing all aspects of Marine Corps and Army Aviation Programs and Requirements as they relate to the Department of Defense
as well as Congressional interests that may arise.
Jon joined Rolls-Royce North America, Inc. after more than 35 years in the United States Marine Corps retiring as a Major General in 2007.
He has senior executive level experience in enterprise leadership and aviation operations - with over 5300 flight hours in several types of fighter and rotary winged aircraft to include the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier.
Before joining the company, he most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.
His prior positions include Commander, Joint Warfighting Center and USJFCOM's J7/Joint Force Trainer where he was responsible for training world-wide Joint Task Force commands primarily in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, along with other Combatant Command requirements; Chief of Staff, Multi-National Force Iraq responsible for day-to-day warfighter operations, execution, planning and logistics for the Joint Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commander Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area; and Deputy Wing Commander, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
Additionally, in previous assignments he
had multiple command leadership tours at the Squadron, Air Group
, Air Wing, and senior staff level positions both within the Marine Corps and joint community.
In an earlier joint tour with JFCOM he
had experience working with the NATO command structure and the NATO Partnership
for Peace Program involving nations of the Former Soviet Union regarding their training, exercises, and education.
Jon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from California State University, Fresno CA.
Additionally, he received a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport RI, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Management from Salve Regina University.
also attended numerous warfighting, leadership and business related courses of instruction throughout his