March 26: Lawrenceville Welcomes Marine Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert J. Darling

Retired Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, a former Marine and White House Military Office Airlift Operations Liaison Officer, will address Lawrentians on March 26, 1:00 p.m., in the Kirby Arts Center. This talk is open to current Lawrenceville students only.
In his more than 20-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, Darling flew Cobra attack helicopters in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War and in Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope. In June 1998, he was selected to fly as a presidential pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron One and in October 2000, he was chosen to work for The White House Military Office, Airlift Operations Department. It was in that capacity that, then Major Darling supported the President, Vice President, and National Security Advisor in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center on September 11, 2001. He is the author of “24 Hours inside the President’s Bunker,” which details his 9/11 experiences. Darling currently serves as President of Quantitative Analytics, LLC, an aviation operations and logistics consulting company located in Stafford, Va.
As a public speaker, Darling has discussed crisis leadership and decision-making training with numerous academic, government, military, and civic organizations. He has also guest lectured on the subject of crisis leadership and counterterrorism at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
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