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Terry G. Robling

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia/Pacific Affairs

  • Training and Education

  • Leadership Development

  • Strategic Planning

  • Business Operations

Lieutenant General Terry Robling retired from active duty in October of 2014 following 38 years of distinguished service in the United States Marine Corps.  He currently serves as CEO and President of PKL Services, Inc.; a globally managed aircraft services company.  He is also Founder and President of RIO Defense Development Group, Inc., and serves as advisor and consultant to several companies in the defense industry.  General Robling sits on the Board of Directors for Diligent Aircraft Company and the Marine Corps Aviation Association.

During his military career, General Robling served as the Commanding General of the Corps’ largest operational command, U.S.  Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, responsible for all Marine Corps aviation procurement, budgeting and policy decisions.   He also served as the Commander, Marine Corps Forces and Marine Corps Bases, Japan, as well as the Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan, and as the Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar, California.  General Robling flew as a Naval flight officer in F-4 Phantom and F/A-18D aircraft and accumulated over 5,200 tactical jet hours in peace and combat throughout his career.

General Robling earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington DC.

General Robling has earned numerous military awards and decorations including three foreign government awards; The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver levels) from the Emperor of Japan, The Order of National Security Merit (Gukseon Medal) from the President of Korea, and the Legion of Honour (Rank of Knight) from the President of France.