U.S. Marine General to Speak at Norwich ROTC Commissioning Ceremony


Jan. 11, 2018

Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. U.S. Marine Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow ’83 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 13, at 9 a.m.

In his address, the Marine officer will touch on themes of service to nation and the importance of a military commission.

Broadmeadow is the Deputy Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), one of nine Unified Commands under the Department of Defense. USTRANSCOM is a global Combatant Command with functional responsibilities for air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense, ultimately delivering national objectives on behalf of the President and Secretary of Defense.

Broadmeadow commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1983 after graduating from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His first operational assignment was as a Supply Officer with 9th Marine Amphibious

Brigade in Okinawa, Japan. He has served in a variety of command and staff billets in every element of the Marine Air Ground Task Force, at Headquarters Marine Corps, and on the Joint Staff. Notable staff billets include Prepositioning Officer for Plans, Policy and Operations at HQMC, the Assistant Chief of Staff (AC/S) N4 for Task Force 58 conducting the amphibious assault into Afghanistan following 9/11 and as the AC/S G-4 for 1st Marine Division during the attack to Baghdad in 2003 and the Division’s return to Iraq for stability operations in Al Anbar Province in 2004. He commanded 1st Supply Company in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and Combat Logistics Regiment 17. He was the Team Leader and Senior Advisor to the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division as it assumed responsibility for operations in Al Anbar Province Iraq in 2008 – 2009.

As a General Officer starting in 2009, LtGen Broadmeadow served as the Deputy Commanding General (CG) Marine Forces Pacific, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 505 for Operation Tomodachi conducting tsunami relief in Japan, CG 1st Marine Logistics Group deploying to Helmand Province Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011, CG 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, CG Marine Corps Logistics Command, Vice Director Joint Staff J-4, and CG Marine Corps Installation Command.

Broadmeadow is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College (non-resident programs), and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in 2001. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Norwich, he holds a dual Master of Arts in Business Administration and Computer Resources Management from Webster University, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

At Norwich University’s May 13, 2018, joint services commissioning ceremony, Broadmeadow will address students commissioning into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines and their families. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. in Shapiro Field House, is part of Norwich University’s Commencement Weekend and is open to the public.

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