Captain Kronjaeger was raised in Waller, Texas and attended Texas A&M University from 2001 to 2005, and completed Marine Officer Candidate School in the summer of 2004. In December of 2005, he received a BA in Communications from Texas A&M and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.
From January to June of 2006, Captain Kronjaeger attended the Marine Officer Basic School, was designated as an Infantry Officer, then attended the Infantry Officer Course, graduating. His first duty station was Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marines as a Rifle Platoon Commander.
From March to October, 2007 Captain Kronjaeger deployed to the Al-Anbar province of Iraq where he conducted counter-insurgency operations in Hadithah. Upon redeployment, Captain Kronjaeger became a Weapons Platoon Commander, and again deployed to the Al-Anbar province of Iraq, where he conducted counter-insurgency operations and ran an Iraqi Police Station in the town of Karmah from August 2008 to March 2009.
In July 2009, Captain Kronjaeger was assigned to USSTRATCOM, Joint Information Operations Warfare Center in San Antonio, TX, where he was an Information Operations Planner on the USSOUTHCOM Support Team. In December 2010, Captain Kronjaeger was transferred to the USSOCOM Support Team and deployed to Afghanistan as an Information Operations Planner with a Joint Special Operations Task Force from February to June 2011.
From August 2011 to May 2012 Capt Kronjaeger attended the Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Va, then was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Pendleton, Ca. From July 2012 to present, Capt Kronjaeger has been the Company Commander of Bravo Company, 1st LAR. In February 2013, Bravo Company 1st LAR CHOP’ed to Battalion Landing Team 1/4 for the 13th MEU.
Captain Kronjaeger’s personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Bronze Oak Leaf in lieu of second award, and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.