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.