LtCol John Moder (USMC)

Military Faculty Advisor, Conference Group 8
Special Operations Officer (0370)

Contact Information

Civilian Education

  • BA (International Studies), Virginia Military Institute, 1998 

  • MS (Leadership), Boston University, 2017

Military Education

  • Recruit Training, 1993, Parris Island, SC

  • Officer Candidates School, 1997, Quantico, VA

  • The Basic School, 1999, Quantico, VA

  • Infantry Officers Course, 1999, Quantico, VA

  • Amphibious Reconnaissance School, 2002, Ft. Story, VA

  • Infantry Captains Career Course, 2006, Ft. Benning, GA

  • Command and Staff, Non-Resident, 2011

  • Air War College, Non-Resident, 2021 

Major Assignments

  • 1999-2001, XO, Co. G, 2d Bn, 2d Marines, CLNC

  • 2001-2002, Platoon Commander, Small Craft Co., 2d Marine Division, CLNC

  • 2002-2005, Platoon Commander, 2d Force Reconnaissance Co., II MEF, CLNC

  • 2006-2009, Company Commander, Co. C, 1st Bn, 6th Marines, CLNC

  • 2009-2010, OIC,  Assessment & Selection, MARSOC, CLNC

  • 2010, MSOC Commander, Co. N, 3d MRB, MARSOC, CLNC

  • 2011-2012, MSOC Commander, Co. H, 2d MRB, MARSOC, CLNC

  • 2013-2014, XO, 3d MRB, MARSOC, CLNC

  • 2014-2017, Staff Officer, J33, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL

  • 2015, Executive Officer to the J3, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL 

  • 2017-2019, XO, Marine Raider Training Center, MARSOC, CLNC

  • 2018 CJSOTF-I DCO

  • 2019-2021, CO, Marine Security Force Bn., Bangor, WA