Todd J. Oneto

Military Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
Col., U.S. Marine Corps
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Col. Oneto was a CH-46E helicopter pilot. Operational deployments with Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) and Landing Force West for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Career highlights were combat operations in Iraq in 2003 and 2005 (including Task Force 20, the rescue mission of Jessica Lynch) and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts in Indonesia (2004) and Pakistan (2010). Headquarters tours were at Headquarters Marine Corps, Programs & Resources, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the Director of the Marine Corps’ Operations Analysis Division. He twice commanded; as the Aviation Combat Element for the 15th MEU and of Headquarters & Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Iraq
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Pakistan

Professional Highlights


Senior Service Advisor/Military Professor-Faculty, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

- Appointed as the U.S. Marine Corps' senior representative to the U.S. Naval War College.
- Taught Leadership Concepts Course for a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs.
- Contributed to curriculum development, revision, and improvement.

Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA

- Managed and achieved all annual administrative requirements for a 3,000-member organization through a direct-report staff of 80 personnel with over $2M in assets.
- Introduced and exceeded strategic goals that increased deployment readiness (40% increase) and minimized discrepancy rates (80% reduction) for 3,000 personnel within a 1-year period.
- Selected as the senior diplomat to 22 foreign countries as the United States Military's Chief of Mission for the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Marathon event in Turin, Italy 2016.
- Controlled the command operations center for the Marine Corps Marathon (30,000+ participants).
- Forged relationships between the organization and local community by having conceived and launched veteran outreach events, retirement community visitations, and featured periodicals in the base newspaper.

Director, Marine Corps Operations Analysis Division, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA

- Headed the Marine Corps' enterprise-level studies and analysis entity of 50 military and civilian analysts.
- Framed the integration of analysis effort of a year-long study that evaluated integrating females into the combat arms and diagnosed inefficiencies for units operating in the Middle East and African continent.

Operations Research Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation, Pentagon

- Conducted Department of Defense (DoD) level analysis on sexual assault, organizational efficiencies, and program risk assessments for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
- Prepared and presented numerous decisional briefs to senior leadership within the Department of Defense and Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Graduate Student, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

- Selected for a rigorous, year-long program culminating in a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies.

Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA

- Directed the mission, training, maintenance, and logistics of an aviation squadron of over 500 employees and $500M in assets. Performance recognized by receiving the Marine Corps Aviation Association's Squadron of the Year Award and Navy's Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for Aviation Safety.
- Designed, executed, and accomplished the longest amphibious movement of personnel and assets in Marine Corps history followed by three months of orchestrating humanitarian assistance that delivered over seven million pounds of aid and evacuated over 11,000 displaced persons.
- Enhanced employee productivity by establishing and promoting strategic communication that inspired cultures of innovation and change, instilled clear standards of ethical behavior, and reduced workplace safety and disciplinary events.

Program Development Officer, Headquarters Marine Corps, Programs & Resources, Pentagon

- Spearheaded the Marine Corps' collaborative effort for the allocation and programming of its total obligational authority of $175B across fiscal years 2010-2015.
- Reconciled programmatic allocations of $25B associated with an increase of 27,000 personnel and $4B tied to the movement of 8,000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, Operations Research

B.S., Central Connecticut State University, Industrial Technology

A.S., Greater New Haven State Technical College, Electrical Engineering

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Related Credentials

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

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