Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

Lieutenant Colonel Carlos A. Vallejo

Commanding Officer, Weapons Training Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Carlos A Vallejo

Lieutenant Colonel Vallejo was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in December 1994, having completed his undergraduate education in Political Science at Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut.

Following The Basic School and the Basic Logistics Officer Course, he was assigned to 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in January 1996.  During this tour, Lieutenant Vallejo served as the S-4A, Embarkation Officer and S-4 and participated in various exercises and a unit deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. 

In June 1998, Captain Vallejo was transferred to 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, where he served as Series Commander, Hotel Company and Company Commander, Echo Company. 

Ordered to Okinawa October 2001, Captain Vallejo served as the S-4 and Headquarters and Services Company Commander, 3d Materiel Readiness Battalion, 3d Force Service Support Group (FSSG).  In December 2003 he was assigned as the Operations Officer, MSSG-31 and deployed twice with the 31st MEU. Upon return from the second deployment, Captain Vallejo was assigned to the G-3, 3d FSSG as an Exercise and Plans Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Major in October 2004 and in July of 2005, he reported to Quantico, Virginia to attend Command and Staff College. Upon graduation from Command and Staff College, Major Vallejo reported to Officer Assignments Branch where he served as the monitor for Combat Support and Combat Service Support Majors.

In July 2008, Major Vallejo was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion-5 (CLB-5), 1st Marine Logistics Group (MLG), as the battalion Executive Officer. During this assignment, he deployed with CLB-5 to OIF. Upon return from deployment, he was reassigned as the Deputy G-3, 1st MLG.

In July 2010, Major Vallejo was assigned to Installations and Logistics (I&L), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the Logistics Policy and Capabilities Branch.   

Lieutenant Colonel Vallejo’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2d award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2d award) and the Navy Achievement Medal. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and a Masters degree in Military Studies from Marine Corps University.