Chief of Staff, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Colonel Kevin Shea

Colonel Shea was commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1999.

As a company grade officer, his operational assignments include: Rifle Platoon Commander and Combined Anti-Armor Platoon Commander with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines (Unit Deployment Program and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 1) and Weapons Company and Company A Commander with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.2 and 9-1).

As a field grade officer, his operational assignments include: Future Operations Officer, 8th Marine Regiment, Planner, 3D MAW (Operation ENDURING FREEDOM), Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/Spring Patrol 15.1), and Inspector & Instructor, 3rd Battalion, 23D Marines.

His supporting establishment assignments include: Company Executive Officer, Company Commander and Operations Officer with Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry (West).

His joint duties include: Strategic Planner, USSOCOM J5 Strategy Division, USSOCOM Commander’s Action Group, and Division Chief, J35 Future Operations Division, Joint Special Operations Command.

Colonel Shea’s civilian and military education include: Infantry Officer Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, MA in Military Studies from Marine Corps Command and Staff College, MA in Operational Studies from School of Advanced Warfighting, and MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from United States Naval War College.

Colonel Shea’s personal awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (x2), Meritorious Service Medal (x2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x3), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.