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MLI Morns the Loss of Our Founder - General Gordon R. Sullivan

General Sullivan poses with his sponsored mine detection dog "MDD Sully"
General Sullivan poses with his sponsored mine detection dog "MDD Sully"

It is with a heavy heart that the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) announces the passing of our Founder, General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Retired.

General Sullivan dedicated his life to serving our great nation and to helping make the world a better and safer place. General Sullivan’s legacy is vast, and his accomplishments are many. Through his service as 32nd Chief of Staff of the United States Army, President of the Association of the U.S. Army, distinguished alumnus and Chairman of Norwich University, his work with the CNA Military Advisory Board, and most personally, in his role as an American soldier, General Sullivan positively influenced lives both at home and abroad.

As our Founder, General Sullivan remained fundamental to MLI for 26 years. It is thanks to his foresight and leadership that our non-profit organization has continued our work to improve conditions in war-torn countries around the world. For 26 years, we have carried out General Sullivan’s vision to promote hope, growth, and stability globally: providing hero K9s to sniff out landmines and save lives in pursuit of a landmine-free world, delivering education to help prevent landmine injuries, and supporting landmine survivors injured by these hidden killers.

We are honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside General Sullivan in his role as our Founder and as long-serving Chairman of the MLI Board of Directors, stepping down from his post just at the end of 2022. It is with great sadness, and gratitude, that we move forward, resolved to carry out General Sullivan’s vision to help make this world a better place.

Funeral services will be held on January 11th and 12th near General Sullivan's residence in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Please see below for details:

General Sullivan - MLI's Founder

General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret.

Wake: Thursday, January 11th,

4 pm – 6 pm

Chapman Funeral Home:

74 Algonquin Ave, Mashpee, MA 02649

Mass:  Friday, January 12th at 11 am

Saint Anthony Church:

167 E Falmouth Hwy, East Falmouth,

MA 02536


In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Marshall Legacy Institute,

a charity founded by General Sullivan.


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