Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines
Maj. Nathan D. Bedle


Major Nathan D Bedle

Major Nathan Bedle enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 2000. Following initial training, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. Following graduation from the University of Washington in 2006, he was commissioned through Officers Candidate Course and became an infantry officer.

Maj Bedle served as 1st Platoon Commander, Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 6th Marines, deploying as part of the 26th MEU from 2008-2009.   From 2009-2011, he served as the H&S Company Commander and deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

From 2011-2014 he was assigned to Infantry Battalion Team East, Tactical Training Exercise Control Group in 29 Palms.  There he served as the lead FiST Coyote, battalion maneuver coyote, CAAT & LAR evaluator and primary CAST controller; covering down on 21 service-level exercises.

From 2014-2015 he served as Easy Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 2d Marines for a deployment to SPMAGTF-CR-AF as the SECFOR and TSC company. He deployed as the SPMAGTF-CR-AF assistant FOPS officer in 2015.  From 2015-2016, he served as the Weapons Company Commander and deployed to PACOM as part of the UDP program.  There he supported Exercise Balikatan in the Phillipines, Exercise Fuji Viper in Japan, and the Korean Marine Exchange Program in Camp Mujuk and Camp Rodriguez, South Korea. 

He then transferred to SOI-West and served as the Executive Officer, Marine Combat Training Battalion before being selected to direct Combat Instructor School. He served as the Director of Combat Instructor School from 2017-2018, as well as the OIC for the SOI-W Shooting Team.

In 2018, he volunteered for an IA billet within CENTCOM Headquarters in Tampa, Florida.  He served as the Quick Reaction Branch Chief, acting as a tech scout and military liaison to industry on behalf of the CENTCOM CG.  He redeployed back to Camp Pendleton in 2018 to serve as the Executive Officer, H&S Battalion.

In 2019, he transferred to 2d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, for duties as the Executive Officer.  He deployed to Bridgeport, CA for training at Mountain Exercise 2-19, and then to Okinawa for a 31st MEU deployment. 

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