Hardy, Hugh, MGen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
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Primary Unit
1980-1982, 9903, MCB Camp Pendleton
Service Years
1942 - 1982
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

Major General


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine MGen Hugh Hardy.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Houston, Texas

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2003
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

COMSIXTHFLT Badge USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Alamo CouncilReserve Officers Association (ROA)
  1982, Navy League of the United States, Alamo Council (San Antonio, Texas)
  1982, Reserve Officers Association (ROA)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Upon his retirement from the USMCR in 1982, MGen continued in his civilian career pursuits.  Having been hired by Humble Oi (Exxon) in 1947, the General continued on in what would be a 34-year career with Exxon.  He worked at Humble Oi, Esso Production Research, Esso Exploration, Exxon Company International, corporate public Affairs and Exxon Company USA.  His work encompassed geoscience, administrative, and management areas,icluding seismic interpretation, seismic data processing, geophysical research, computing coordination, emergency preparedness, government relations and being the Chief Scientist.

After his retirement from Exxon, the General joined GeoQuest's Services division in 1981.  He was named President of GeoQuest International, Inc. in 1983.  In 1986 he resigned his position with GeoQuest Services Division and then formed a private petroleum consulting firm - Interpretation Consultants, Inc.
Other Comments:
When MGen Hardy assumed the position of Commanding General, MCB, Camp Pendleton in 1980, he became the first Reserve general to command an active Marine Corps Facility.

The Major General Hugh W. Hardy Award was established by the USMC in 1988 as an annual award to be presented to the most Outstanding Reserve Force Level Asset Unit.
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Rifle ExpertPistol Expert 20th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), X
  1945, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), X
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
MarForResThe Basic School2nd Marine DivisionMCB Camp Pendleton
  1942-1945, 521, USMCR (Inactive)
  1945-1945, 0301, The Basic School
  1945-1950, 0301, Inactive Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve
  1951-1952, 0302, 2nd Marine Division
  1952-1980, 9903, USMCR (Inactive)
  1980-1982, 9903, MCB Camp Pendleton
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Oklahoma
  1943-1944, Georgia Institute of Technology
  1945-1947, University of Oklahoma
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