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President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection

Photo of General Robert T. Marsh (USAF, retired)

Robert T. Marsh

Chairman, PCCIP

"Tom" Marsh was the chairman of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. He was tasked with bringing together the combined forces of the government and private sector to advise and assist the President by developing a strategy for protecting and assuring the continued operation of this nation's critical infrastructures. These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil transportation and storage, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services (medical, police, fire, and rescue) and continuity of government services.

Quick Facts About General Marsh

  • Born January 3, 1925 in Logansport, Indiana
  • Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy,
    West Point, N.Y.
  • Earned Master of Science degrees from the
    University of Michigan in Instrumentation
    Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering.
  • First Chairman of Thiokol Corporation 1989-1991.

Mr. Marsh has an extensive background as an aerospace consultant. He serves as the chairman of the Board of CAE Electronics, Inc. and Comverse Government Systems Corporation. He is a director of Teknowledge Corporation and a Trustee of the MITRE Corporation. He is also the director of the Air Force Aid Society. Mr. Marsh is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute and was chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.

From 1989 to 1991 he served as the first chairman of Thiokol Corporation as it transitioned from Morton-Thiokol to separate company status. Mr. Marsh is a retired Air Force general. His last assignment was serving as the commander of the Air Force Systems Command, where he directed the research, development, testing and acquisition of aerospace systems for the Air Force.

With his vast experience in both commercial industry and the military, Mr. Marsh brings a unique understanding of both government and industry needs in the area of critical infrastructure protection to his position as Chairman of the Commission.

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