Capt. Kronjaeger
Commanding Officer

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.

First Sergeant Cain
Company 1st Sergeant
1stSgt Cain enlisted in the Marine Corps on 1 March 1993 and completed recruit training at Parris Island in June 1993.  Private First Class Cain reported to MCB Camp Geiger North Carolina, where he attended Combat Training and the School of Infantry.

In September 1993 First Sergeant Cain transferred to 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines where he was assigned to 81’s Platoon.  He held the billets of AmmoMan and Assistant Gunner.  He was promoted to Lance Corporal in December 1993.  In April of 1994, he deployed with the 26th MEU where he participated in Operation Task Force Fox Green, Operation Landing for Somalia, and Operation Provide Promise.  He was promoted to Corporal in February 1995 and assumed the duties as the Fire Direction Chief. Corporal Cain deployed in July of 1995, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba participating in Operation Sea Signal. In December 1995 he deployed to Okinawa, Japan where he completed Infantry Squad Leaders Course as a distinguished graduate. 

In June 1996, First Sergeant Cain was reassigned to the S-3 shop and held the billet of Battalion Training NCO, Assistant Operations Chief and Operations Chief.  He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1997.  He deployed in January 1998 with the 26th MEU and participated in Operation Dynamic Response and Determined Falcon. 

First Sergeant Cain reported in December 1998 to Drill Instructor School at Parris Island and graduated as a distinguish graduate.  In April 1999, he reported to 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Golf Company where he held the billets of Drill Instructor, Experience Drill Instructor, and Senior Drill Instructor.  He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in October 2001. After completing his tour, First Sergeant Cain reported to 3rd Battalion 8th Marines as a Platoon Sergeant.

First Sergeant Cain deployed to Okinawa, Japan in January 2003 and completed the Career Course as a distinguished graduate.  In February 2004, as part of an Air Contingency Battalion, First Sergeant Cain deployed to Haiti.  In January of 2005, First Sergeant Cain deployed to OIF 2-2/4-6 as a Platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant.  In November 2005 he attended the Advance Course at Camp Lejeune and was a distinguished graduate.

Upon graduating school, First Sergeant Cain reported to the Camp Lejeune SNCO Academy as an Instructor.  He was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in February 2006.  He instructed on all three decks during his tour. 

First Sergeant Cain reported to 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in January 2009.  He assumed the duties as Kilo Company Gunnery Sergeant.  He deployed on the 22nd MEU and participated in numerous exercises in the Persian Gulf to promote continued relationships with strategic allies. In January 2010, First Sergeant Cain deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. He was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant in April 2010 and assumed the duties of Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant.

First Sergeant Cain reported to Marine Detachment in Fort Bliss Texas in August 2010.  While stationed there he was responsible for the welfare of the new Low Altitude Air Defense Gunners attending their MOS school.  First Sergeant Cain was involved in community relations with numerous organizations in the El Paso region and helped close the Detachment down and move the schoolhouse to Twenty-nine Palms.

In September 2012, First Sergeant Cain reported to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and was assigned to Bravo Company.

First Sergeants Cain’s personal decorations include the Purple Heart, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device with three gold stars, and Combat Action Ribbon.  





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