Brigadier General Kevin J. Killea
Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Brigadier General Kevin J. Killea was born in Rockville Centre, New York and is a graduate of St. Johns University in Queens, New York, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C., and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Brigadier General Killea's command tours include Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory from June 2013 to June 2015. He commanded Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 from November 2004 to June 2006 participating in the Unit Deployment Program and exercises in the Western Pacific, and Marine Aircraft Group 11 from July 2009 until June 2011 which supported multiple unit deployments in support of global commitments.
Brigadier General Killea's operational tours include VMFA-323 where he deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Carrier Air Wing 2 and participated in Operation Southern Watch, and VMFA (AW)-224 where he deployed to Aviano, Italy in support of Operation Deny Flight/Deliberate Guard and to Iwakuni, Japan as part of the USMC Unit Deployment Program.
His staff tours include Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, Aviation Plans, Programs and Budget Branch of Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation, the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C. as the Assistant Director, Land Domain, for Homeland Defense Policy, and as the Aviation Weapons Requirements Branch Head, Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation.
Brigadier General Killea's personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, and the Air Medal Strike/Flight Award with Bronze Numeral "2".