Lieutenant Colonel Lundgren enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in May 1994 and served with Company B, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. In 1998, he attended Officer Candidate School.
In 1999, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. After graduating from the Basic School and the Infantry Officer’s Course, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines. During that time, he deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.
In April 2003, he transferred to Marine Barracks Washington. From April 2003 to July 2006 he served as the assistant logistics officer, platoon commander, assistant operations officer, and company commander.
From April 2007 to May 2010, he served with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines where he commanded Weapons Company. During that time period, the battalion deployed to Iraq as a part of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Upon the battalion’s return from Iraq in May 2008, Major Lundgren relinquished command of Weapons Company and became the battalion’s operations officer. From May to December 2009, the battalion deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. In January 2010, the battalion re-deployed with the MEU in support of Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE following the earthquake in Haiti.
From July 2011 to July 2013, he served as a faculty advisor at the Expeditionary Warfare School.
From July 2014 to the present he served as the operations officer at the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group.
Lieutenant Colonel Lundgren is a graduate of the Summer Mountain Leader’s Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Warfighting. He holds Masters Degrees in Military Studies and Operational Studies.