BGen Mark A. Hashimoto, USMCR. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps.
On March 4, 2020, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III nominated Marine Corps Reserve Brigadier General Mark A. Hashimoto for appointment to the rank of major general. Hashimoto is currently serving as Commanding General, Force Headquarters Group, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana. BGen Hashimoto was born and raised in Honolulu where he graduated from Punahou School. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA. He was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer through the Officer Candidate Class Ground Program in 1992.
BGen Hashimoto served on active duty as an Infantry officer from 1992 to 1998 and then transferred to the Marine Corps Reserves. He has had three assignments with Force Reconnaissance units and has had other assignments in Hawaii, San Bruno, CA, and Quantico, VA. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2018 and his first general officer assignment was as the Deputy Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific (Mobilization). He is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School Non-Resident Program, the USMC Command and Staff College Distance Education Program, the Air War College Distance Learning Program, and the Join Forces Staff College Advanced Joint Professional Military Education program.
In his civilian life, Mr. Hashimoto is a member of the Senior Executive Service and is the Executive Director, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. As Executive Director he is a key strategic leader who provides leadership, managerial direction, and program expertise for all Marine Forces Pacific command functions. He is also his agency’s lead for the Defense Policy Review Initiative and human capital management.