General Frank Libutti
Frank Libutti is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General who also served as the head of the New York City Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Bureau, Deputy Police Commissioner, and oversaw the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence operations as Under Secretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection. Libutti’s military career included time spent in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Kenya and Somalia among assignments within the United States during which he oversaw more than 80,000 Marines.
Libutti is a native of Huntington, New York, and a graduate of The Citadel.
Libutti currently serves as President of 3D Global Solutions Inc. 3D Global Solutions Inc provides professional program management services to governments, corporations and global organizations. The company improves services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. 3D Global is a proud Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business.
He entered the Marine Corps’s Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico in August 1966, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in October of that year. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines as a platoon commander in Vietnam.
In 1968, Libutti returned to Quantico for duty at the Officer Candidates School, serving consecutively as Chief Instructor, Tactics Section, as well as Commanding Officer and Branch Head, Academic Section. He was promoted to captain in November 1969 and attended the Amphibious Warfare School.
In 1972, Libutti transferred to Amphibious Squadron Three in San Diego, California for duty as Squadron Combat Cargo Officer. In 1974 he was assigned to 1st Battalion 2nd Marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as an Infantry Company Commander for 14 months, followed by staff positions such as Logistics Officer and Operations Officer.
Libutti was promoted to major in May 1977 and reassigned as the Executive Officer for Marine Barracks, Naples, Italy. In August 1980, he attended the Command and Staff College at Quantico, then transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C., for duty as the Head of the Career Management Section, Manpower Department. In May 1982, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and reassigned as the Assistant Secretary of the General Staff for the Office of the Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff, where he served through May 1983. He was reassigned in June 1983 as the Senior Marine Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
From August 1985 until June 1986, Libutti attended the National War College, Washington, D.C. Following graduation, he was assigned as the Executive Officer, 1st Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. In January 1987, he was reassigned as the Commanding Officer of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion until October 1987, when he was promoted to colonel and designated as the Commanding Officer, Contingency MAGTF 1-88 and deployed to the Middle East, providing security in support of the re-flagging of Kuwaiti Tankers during the Iran/Iraq war.