Bart joined the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation (FLHF) as a board member in 2001. He has held positions involving Facilities and Docents. He retired from the United States Marine Corps July 1, 2001. His last duty assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 Installations and Logistics COMCABWEST. During this tour he directed the Base Realignment and Closure migration of MCAS El Toro / Tustin units, equipment, materiel, and families / civilian employees to MCAS Miramar and other airbases in the southwest region. Moreover, he oversaw and directed the more than $500M capital improvement program at MCAS Miramar. During his 30-year Marine Corps career, he held a variety of flying and command assignments, accumulating nearly 5000 hours, in rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
Following retirement from the Marine Corps, he has held senior executive – management level positions involving Navy / Marine Corps Intranet facilities; multi-million-dollar CA Community College Bond capital programs; MNFI (Operation Iraqi Freedom) theater and regional civilian interpreters and linguists; and international corporate business development - USA. Since retirement in 2019, Bart consults as the CEO / President of Connolly Enterprises, Inc. - a registered S-Corp and certified small business / disabled veteran owned business. He enjoys golfing, reading, travel. Bart brings an in-depth base of knowledge, experience, and leadership spanning organizational dynamics, logistics, facilities, and passion to forward the Marine Aviation legacy into local, national, and international communities.