Michael J. Mooney, LtCol
Strategy & Policy
Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Mooney, USMC enlisted in the Marine Corps as an infantryman in July 1985, and received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 (B.S in History) He holds an M.A in Leadership from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. During two tours at 2d Reconnaissance Battalion he commanded a reconnaissance platoon and two reconnaissance companies, as well as serving as the Battalion Intelligence Officer and the Battalion Operations Officer. From Feb 2008-Jan 2011, he commanded 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, completing combat deployments to Iraq (OIF 08.2) and Afghanistan (OEF 10.1). Other assignments include service with the USMC Coalition and Special Warfare Division, the 2d Marine Regiment (RCT-2) during OIF 1, and as a Company Officer/Leadership Instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Outside of the Marine Corps, LtCol Mooney has served in several SOF units, completing multiple overseas deployments. His most recent assignment was as the J-35 Future Operations Division Chief at the Joint Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, NC.
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