Doctoral Candidate & Major General (Ret. U.S. Army)
Major General (RET) Luis R. Visot retired in December 2015 from The United States Army after over 35 years of service. In his last U.S. Army assignment, he served as the Chief of Staff, United States Army Reserve, responsible for the synchronization, coordination, optimization, and integration of the Army Reserve staff and leading its strategic and operational planning, activities and execution.
Luis, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was commissioned as a 2LT in May 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
MG(R) Visot’s military awards/decorations amongst others: Army Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.
In October 2015, Luis retired from The University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida, after 35 years of service. In his last assignment at USF served as the Executive Director, The Joint Military Leadership Center (JMLC), responsible for the program development and implementation, funding and sustainment, and expansion of the Center, focused on joint/multinational education, national/military defense strategies, global understanding, and leadership development. While at USF, Luis served in the Housing and Food Service Department, the Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and University Advancement.
Luis is presently pursuing an education doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Human and Organizational Learning at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Luis is married to Dr. Cindy S. Visot, who is the Chief of Staff and the Director of Board of Trustees Operations at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida.