Timothy R. Powledge

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Col., U.S. Marine Corps
Timothy R. Powledge faculty photo


Col. Powledge was commissioned in 1996 through the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class program. He served for over 25 years as an infantry officer in positions from platoon commander to battalion commander. His operational deployments include two MEU(SOC), two tours in Al Anbar Province as a company commander, a yearlong deployment to Helmand Province as the 1st Marine Division future operations officer in 2012 and a unit deployment program rotation to Okinawa as the commanding officer of 3d Battalion, 2d Marines in 2015. His most recent operational tour was as the chief of staff for Joint Task Force Civil Support at Fort Eustis, Virginia from 2019-2021.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Chief of Staff

Joint Task Force Civil Support

Battalion Commander

3d Battalion, 2d Marines

Future Operations Officer

1st Marine Division, Helmand, Afghanistan

Weapons Company Comander

Ramadi, Iraq

Weapons Company Comander

Al Qaim, Iraq


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2017, National Security and Strategic Studies (with highest distinction)

Masters of Operational Studies, Marine Corps University, 2011

Masters of Military Studies, Marine Corps University, 2010

B.A., San Diego State University, 1995, Criminal Justice

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