Bob Lucius retired from active duty in August 2011 following 23 years as a U.S. Marine. He served in a wide variety of command, staff and diplomatic assignments around the world, including assignments at U.S. Embassies in Indonesia and Vietnam. He was trained as an aviation command & control specialist, and subsequently was selected to serve as a foreign language and culture advisor to senior U.S. military decision-makers. Much of his career was spent in Asia, but his final active duty assignment was as the Assistant Provost and Dean of Educational Support Services for the Directorate of Continuing Education at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA. While at DLIFLC, Bob helped spearheaded innovative distance learning initiatives and state-of-the art diagnostic tools for U.S. military foreign language learners deployed worldwide.
After leaving the Marines, Bob joined the staff of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA., where he planned and conducted regionally focused, graduate-level education programs for foreign language and culture advisers serving in U.S. government agencies. He also concurrently served as an adjunct faculty member for the Marine Corps’ College of Distance Education and Training, where he provided residential and online instruction on such diverse topics as strategic and operational planning, risk analysis, intelligence collection and analysis, command and control, and logistics.
Bob has also been active in the non-profit sector. He has worked with a variety of non-profits and has collaborated with dozens of domestic and international organizations throughout Asia to promote civil society, food security, and agro-environmental sustainability initiatives. He has worked tirelessly to deliver professionalization programs that aim to empower youth advocacy. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and training courses in the region, and has guest lectured at various institutions, including at Hanoi University of Foreign Studies, Hanoi University, Hanoi Buddhist University, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, and Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Bob holds degrees from Norwich University, National University, the Naval Postgraduate School, George Washington University, and Fielding Graduate University, and he is nearing completion of his doctoral studies in the field of Humane Development at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. His areas of specialization at LLS include cross-cultural communication and collaboration, organizational change, and strategic planning.