Major General B. Donald Lynch served as commandant of Camp Pendleton, California and at the Pentagon. He was in charge of the Marine Corps Advanced Technology Group at Quantico, Virginia. He was an advocate for the use of information technology and systems in the Marine Corps for decision-making. After retiring from the Marine Corps, General Lynch was Executive Vice President for a large semi-conductor manufacturing firm in Dallas, built oil fields in Kazakhstan, and was the President of Bechtel Corporation Brazil. He dealt with major security issues in Kazakhstan and in Camp Pendleton.