Battalion Commander, 3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
LtCol Zebulon C. Philpott

Lieutenant Colonel Zebulon C. Philpott

0302 Infantry Officer


In 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott graduated from Utah State University with a BS degree in Public Health, and enlisted in the Marine Corps as an NBC Specialist.  His first assignment was H&S Battalion S-3, Quantico, and while there, he received orders to attend OCS in 2001. 

Lieutenant Colonel Philpott was commissioned in 2001, and after MOS training, he joined 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in September 2002.  While at 2d LAR, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott served as a Platoon Commander, a Weapons Platoon Commander, and a Company XO and FiST Leader. 

In July 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott transferred to 2d MLG to serve as the H&S Battalion Operations Officer, and later as the CLR-27 Headquarters Company Commander, and 2d MLG Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer.  

In 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott was assigned to 2d Battalion, 7th Marines.  While at 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott served as Company Commander of Company E, Weapons Company Commander, and Battalion Operations Officer. 

In 2015, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott assumed the billet of Plans Officer at MARFOREUR/AF, and served in that position until 2018 when he became the Future Plans and Concepts Branch Head. 

In January 2019, he received orders to be the Operations Officer, 7th Marine Regiment.  Lieutenant Colonel Philpott served as the Regimental Operations Officer from January 2019 to June 2020 where he deployed with the Regiment to Alaska and supported two Service-level training exercises. 

Lieutenant Colonel Philpott assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, 3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion on 17 June 2020.

In addition to entry-level training, Lieutenant Colonel Philpott has attended the following courses: Light Armored Vehicle Leader Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, EWTG Fire Support Coordination Course, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff, and Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting.