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Brigadier General USAR (Ret.) Robert Hipwell


His last active duty assignment was Commanding General, 300th Military Police Brigade and he and his unit served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007-08 during the Surge.

BG Hipwell enlisted as a private in the Regular Army in 1968 and served a tour of duty seeing combat action in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 as a Sergeant in L Co (Rangers) 75th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division as a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) Assistant Team Leader. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1976. BG Hipwell’s active/reserve duty assignments have included Operational Detachment “A” Team Commander with the 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 351st Civil Affairs Command, and Commander of the 396th Military Police Battalion.

In his civilian career, Brigadier General Hipwell is a former Contractor and Senior Advisor for the DoD and he and his wife Cindy reside in North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The Hipwells have a blended family of nine children. Six of his sons have served in the military, two are currently still serving on active military/reserve duty.

Concurrently BG Hipwell is:

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Nevada Advisory Committee Member

Board Member of Victory for Veterans Inc.
President and CEO of the Placer Veterans Stand Down (PVSD)
National Commander and President of the Board of the United States Volunteers – America (USV-A)
Advisory Council Member of The Honor Group
National Board Member for Veteran’s Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)

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If you want to lead your team through action, then follow Brigadier General (Ret) Robert Hipwell’s principles for inspirational leadership success!
General JD Thurman

Former Commander of United Nations Command, R.O,K.-U.S. Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea and the former Chief, Operations, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), Operation Iraqi Freedom

A lifetime of commitment, integrity, and honor shines in this very personal take on principles of leadership. Robert Hipwell has experienced combat from the triple-canopy jungle of Vietnam to the desert plains of Iraq, from green recruit to Brigadier General, from the ‘60s through 2010. His personal journey has taken him from middle-class San Diego through blue-collar England to Ph.D. scholarship and many civilian leadership rolls; a man with common roots in an uncommon search for honor and excellence emerges. A rewarding read from any viewpoint!
Hank Walther, MD

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