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LtCol Patrick B. Byrne Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines
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Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Byrne, a native of Cypress, Texas, enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1994. After completing entry-level training, he reported to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines for duty as an automatic rifleman. He served as a fire team leader during the battalion’s 31st MEU (SOC) deployment in 1995 and was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program in 1996. He was commissioned as an infantry officer upon graduating from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Systems Management. 

In January 2000, he reported to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines for duty as a rifle platoon commander. In June 2000, he assumed duties as a rifle company Executive Officer, deploying with the 11th MEU (SOC) in 2001.

In June 2002, he reported to Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific where he served as Assistant Officer-in-Charge and Officer-in-Charge of the Amphibious Raid Branch.

In August 2006, he reported to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines for duty as a rifle company commander, deploying with the 13th MEU in 2007. He served as Weapons Company commander during the battalion’s 31st MEU deployment in 2008, assuming duty as the battalion’s Operations Officer at the end of the deployment.

In June 2009, he assumed command of Recruiting Station Montgomery, Alabama.

In June 2013, he reported to the 15th MEU where he served as Assistant Operations Officer for the MEU’s Deployment 15-1, Operations Officer for the MEU’s Deployment 17-2, and Executive Officer following the MEU’s return from Deployment 17-2.

In August 2018, he reported to the 1st Marine Regiment for duty as the Executive Officer.

In January 2019, he reported to 2d Battalion 4th Marines for duty as the Commanding Officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Byrne is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, the Weapons Tactics Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, and Operations Tactics Instructor Course.

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