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Col. W. M. Field Commanding Officer, 11th Marine Regiment
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Colonel Field enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1991 following graduation from the University of Mississippi. After completing boot camp and fire direction controlman’s course, he was assigned to Battery T, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines. Colonel Field was accepted into the Officer Candidate Course and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1993. After completing The Basic School and the Basic Artillery Officer Course, he was assigned to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, where he served as a Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer (FDO), Liaison Officer, and Battalion S-3A/FDO.

In May 1997, Colonel Field was augmented as a Financial Management Officer under the Secondary MOS program, sent to the Financial Management Officer Course, and then assigned to 2nd FSSG for duty as the Deputy A/CS Comptroller. In July 2000, Colonel Field was reassigned to the Amphibious Warfare School (AWS) in Quantico. Following AWS, he served with 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, as the Logistics Officer, Bravo and Headquarters Battery Commander, Battalion Operations and Battalion Executive Officer. During his tour with 1/10, he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I) from January – May 2003. Colonel Field completed a tour as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Dallas, TX, from 2004-2007 and then reported to the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico. Upon graduation in 2008, he was assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marines for duty as the Battalion Commander (Acting), and then the Executive Officer, 12th Marine Regiment in October of 2009. Colonel Field assumed command of 5th Battalion, 10th Marines in July 2010, and then reported to the National War College in June 2012. Following graduation, he served as Chief, Joint Doctrine Division, Joint Staff J7, from July 2013 to May 2015. Most recently, Colonel Field served as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, Virginia from May 2015 to June 2016.

Colonel Field holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the National War College, and a Master in Business Administration from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

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