HQMC (MR), QUANTICO, VA - Timothy R. Larsen, Maj Gen, USMC Ret, has announced that on Aug. 3, 2011, he will resign as the Director of the Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Business Operations Division. An acting director has not yet been named.
Larsen took the reins of the then Personal and Family Readiness Division in Aug, 2007 and was instrumental in transitioning Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs to a wartime footing to better support Marines and their family members. As Director of the Personal and Family Readiness Division, Larsen was responsible for providing policy, plans, resources, and direct support to MCCS field activities and for a number of military personnel programs, such as Casualty Assistance, Combat and Operational Stress Control, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, DEERS Dependency Determination, Voting Assistance, Postal Services, and Personal Claims.
In Feb 2011, the Personal and Family Readiness Division was reorganized into two separate divisions. Larsen took the helm of the new Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Business Operations Division and was responsible for programs such as the Marine Corps Exchange, Food and Hospitality Operations, Semper Fit and Recreation, and common MCCS support functions such as nonappropriated fund contracting, finance, human resources, information technology and procurement.
In his farewell letter, Larsen thanked employees and supporters of Marine Corps Community Services for the work that had been done in supporting Marines and their families. “You can be very proud of all you have accomplished. You have made an enormous difference in moving this organization forward while working many difficult issues. What impresses me most is, in all we have done, we have never lost sight of our responsibility to support Marines and their families.”
Larsen, who served over 34 years as a Marine officer prior to taking his current position, plans to retire to his native Utah and spend time with his family.