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11th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Patrick F. Eldridge
Commanding Officer, 11th Marine Regiment

Colonel Eldridge was born in Connecticut. He attended Salve Regina University and graduated with a B.A.S in Secondary Education and History.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1998.

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Sergeant Major Jeffery J. Vandentop
Sergeant Major, 11th Marine Regiment

SgtMaj Vandentop graduated from Upland High School in Upland, California.  He enlisted in the Marine

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