Retired Marine Colonel with over 28 years of operational & combat experience. Undergraduate matriculation from Boston College. Commands include Assault Amphibian (AA) Platoon, Company, Battalion, and independent Colonel Command. Deployments include in support of NEO, SC, HA/DR, NATO operations, & two Iraq combat tours ~ one as a foreign combat advisor. Senior staff tours include Chief, Global Force Management & Chief, Current Operations, USEUCOM; Portfolio Manager / Director Fires & Maneuver Integration, HQMC; & Senior Planner, Future Concepts, HQMC. A DG of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School, Command & Staff College, and U.S. Naval War College. Holds two Master’s Degrees w/ Distinction.