Command Biographies
MWSS-273 Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Arleigh B. Lacefield

Lieutenant Colonel Arleigh B. Lacefield was born in the Philippines and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1994 and spent his first nine years working in the communications/electronics maintenance field.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 2003 through the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program after graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Operational assignments include:  Teletype Repairman, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division; Squad Leader, Marine Corps Security Force Company-Bahrain; Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance Processing and Evaluation System Technician, Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing; Landing Support Platoon Commander, 2d Transportation Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group; Assistant Logistics Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit; Logistics Officer, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division; Logistics Officer, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division; Deputy Director of Logistics, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Supporting establishment assignments include:  Budget Analyst, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps; Regional Logistics Planner, G4, Marine Corps Forces Command; Operations Officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Command.

Joint duty includes US Transportation Command and Joint Task Force Desk Officer, J7, Joint Staff.

Lieutenant Colonel Lacefield’s military education include:  Logistics Officers Course, Camp Johnson, NC; Expeditionary Warfare School (non-resident); Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  Lieutenant Colonel Lacefield holds a BS in Computer Engineering, MS in Management, and a Master in Military Art and Science.

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