SAN DIEGO, CA, September 15, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has hired a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps to spearhead its Military and Veteran's Affairs programs. Richard Charron is a recipient of the Bronze Star and is a veteran of five combat tours of duty, has served as an advocate for military veterans and held various positions in office administration, operational coordination and event logistics, including serving the White House, where he was a Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief aboard "Marine One." His most recent post was the Station Sergeant Major at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
"We are very excited to have someone of Richard's caliber join Extended Learning," said Mike Schroder, Dean of Extended Learning. "In addition to his impressive resume based on serving his country, Richard also has experience in regulatory and policy compliance, as well as leadership and training in fast-paced, multicultural environments."
Richard's academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the American Military University, and the completion of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Course from the US. Marine Corps Embassy Security School. On March 2, 2016, Richard was honored by an official proclamation of "Sergeant Major Charron Day" by the City of San Diego.
In his new role at the Military and Veteran Services Office
of CSUSM Extended Learning, Richard will assist active-duty personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families in maximizing their VA and related educational benefits. Extended Learning at CSUSM provides a wide range of accelerated and online degrees and programs. To learn more about the degrees and programs or to enroll, call 760-750-4020 or visit the CSUSM Extended Learning website at www.csusm.edu/el