Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti, USMC (Ret.) is described as a warrior, a commanding general, a civil servant and a national leader. The Citadel Class of 1966 graduate is currently CEO/president of Renaissance Global Services, LLC a New Jersey-based project management company that is also a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He recently completed a year as Virginia Military Institute’s leader in residence. As a life-long leader, Libutti has influenced many lives ─ both in battle and in business.
Libutti graduated from The Citadel in 1966 with a degree in Health Exercise and Sport Science. He commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps, where he served for 35 years and retired as a lieutenant general with an outstanding service record. Libutti later served as the New York Police Department’s first deputy commissioner of counter-terrorism, as well as the undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, he served as CEO/chairman of the board of Digital Fusion, providing the U.S. Missile Defense Agency with technological support.
Libutti is a highly decorated veteran who earned the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with gold star, Purple Heart with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He was a recipient of the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award and the Italian American Foundation’s Special Achievement Award for Military Service.
In recognition of his leadership, military service and many distinguished accomplishments, Libutti was inducted into The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics, in March 2017.
An interview about leadership with Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti
What is your top professional achievement to date and why?
Right out of The Citadel, in 1967, I served as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam. The experience was unforgettable, and the bonds made will last a lifetime. I learned about myself as well as how to deal with people in high stress situations.
Later in life, I was the commanding general of Joint Task Force Provide Relief, providing emergency airlifts of food to Somalia and Kenya. The humanitarian aspect... continue reading the full interview