Marine Corps University’s Dr. Charles Neimeyer to speak at 2016 Commencement

Missouri Military Academy’s 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 28 will feature keynote speaker Dr. Charles P. Neimeyer, Director of Marine Corps History and the Gray Research Center at Marine Corps University.


Director PhotoDr. Charles Neimeyer is the Director of Marine Corps History and the Gray Research Center at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Neimeyer has previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Prior to serving as Dean of Academics at the Naval War College, he was a full time professor of National Security Affairs from
1997-2002. He also previously served as a history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and
the University of Central Oklahoma, where
he was named Liberal Arts “Outstanding Professor of the Year.”

During his 20-year career as a military officer, Dr. Neimeyer served in a variety of posts and stations in the Marine Corps, including tours in all three active Marine Divisions and service at the White House. While on active duty, he earned a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in History (with distinction) from Georgetown University. He also earned a Masters Degree from the Naval War College, where he graduated with highest honors. He retired from the Marines in 1996 as a Lieutenant Colonel and is married to Janet [Bell] Neimeyer of Glen Echo, Maryland.

Dr. Neimeyer has authored a variety of history and national security affairs articles. He has also authored the monographs America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army, 1775 – 1783The Revolutionary War; and War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814. Dr. Neimeyer recently edited a volume titled On the Corps: USMC Wisdom from the pages of Leatherneck, Marine Corps Gazette and Proceedings.