Commanding General, 2d Marine Division
Maj. Gen. Calvert Worth Jr.

Major General Calvert L. Worth Jr. hails from St. Louis, Mo. and is a 1989 graduate of the University of Missouri- Columbia. He was commissioned via the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates Course in 1991. He has served in a variety of assignments in the Fleet Marine Forces to include: Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines; Commanding Officer of the 6th Marine Regiment and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response- Africa. He returned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force in 2019 to serve to command Task Force Southwest 20.1 in Afghanistan, and as the Assistant Division Commander of the 2d Marine Division.

Major General Worth has participated in numerous named operations, to include: Operation Sea Signal (Cuba), Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Major General Worth’s B-billet assignments include: Duty at The Basic School, where he served as an instructor and Staff Platoon Commander at the Basic Officer Course, and as an instructor at the Infantry Officer Course; Service as the Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Detroit; and duty as the Director of U.S. Marine Corps Enlisted Professional Military Education.

Joint Service assignments include: Service as a Military Assistant to the DoD Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Service as the Marine Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy; service in the Joint Staff J-3, J35 Regional Operations as the Division Chief, Joint Operations Division-CENTCOM; and most recently as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans (J5) in U.S. Southern Command.

Major General Worth is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School (w/ distinction), the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (w/ distinction), the School of Advanced Warfighting, the National War College, and he is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI Fellow. He holds a Master Degree in Military Studies, and a Master Degree in Operational Studies—both from the Marine Corps University; and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (w/ two Oak Clusters in lieu of third award), the Legion of Merit (Two Gold Stars in lieu of third award), the Bronze Star Medal w/Combat Distinguishing Device (Gold Star in lieu of second award), the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon (Gold Star in lieu of second award), and basic parachutist insignia. Major General and his wife Lisa have one son named Jalen, who is away in college.