Lieutenant Colonel Michael Byrne currently serves as the Military Faculty Adviser for Conference Group 14 during AY17-18 for Command and Staff College. This is his second year on the faculty in a teaching position.
Previous to this, from 2014 to 2016, he served as the Inspector-Instructor for Combat Logistics Battalion 23 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He was responsible for the training and readiness of a reserve logistics battalion.
Prior to that billet, Lieutenant Colonel Byrne served as the Material Readiness Division Officer in Charge for 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan from 2013-2014. His responsibilities included overseeing the overall maintenance readiness for the “Caltrap” Division.
From 2010 to 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Byrne served as the EUCOM Plans Officer for Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon. During this time, he also worked on two iterations of the Marine Corps Service Campaign Plan.
Prior to his tour at the Pentagon, he served at Special Operations Command in the J-4, CENTCOM Regional Working Group. He also served a year in the SOCOM Commander’s Action Group, serving on the personnel staff of the SOCOM Commander.
From 2006-2007, Lieutenant Colonel Byrne spent a year abroad at the Norwegian Command and Staff College in Oslo, Norway as a military exchange student. During that year he attended the University of Oslo for advanced Norwegian language training. Additionally, he attended the Norwegian Army’s Land Operative Course in preparation for his training.
From 2002-2005, he served in 3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe, Hawaii as the Assistant Regimental Logistics Officer, before becoming the Regimental Logistics Officer.
From 1998-2001, he served at 1st Marine Corps Recruiting District in various roles as the Guard/Facilities Officer, then the District Logistics Officer.
From 1997-1998, he served with 2d Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company as the Logistics Officer.
From 1993-1997 he served with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Service Support Group-26 as Shore Party Officer and Assistant Operations Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Byrne holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University in Maryland. His awards and decorations include: Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, and Selective Marine Corps Reserve Medal. He holds a Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Badge and is a Foreign Area Officer (Western Europe).