Lieutenant Colonel Ron Rega currently serves as a Military Faculty Advisor for Marine Corps University’s Command and Staff College. Lieutenant Colonel Rega has served in a variety of senior staff positions within the Marine Corps and Joint Staff.
From 2014 to 2017, he served on the Joint Staff as the Deputy Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Division, J5, Transregional Threats Coordination Cell (T2C2). During this assignment, he also served as a Desk Officer in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, and the Executive Assistant to the Director, T2C2.
Prior to serving on the Joint Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Rega was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and served as the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) G-6 Operations Officer. During this tour, he supported humanitarian assistance disaster relief efforts in support of Operation DAMAYAN in the Republic of the Philippines.
From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Red Team Member on the Commandant’s Red Team, and also deployed to Regional Command (South West) Headquarters in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to serve as the Red Team Leader for II MEF (Forward). Upon completion of this assignment, he attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and earned a Masters of Military Studies.
Prior to serving as a Red Team Member, Lieutenant Colonel Rega served as the Bravo Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer for 7th Communication Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. During this tour, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, and served within the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq as the Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Armed Forces J6.
From 2002 to 2005, he was stationed at The Basic School, and served as a Staff Platoon Commander for Alpha Company-03, Echo Company-03, and India Company-04. During this tour, he also served within the Instructor Battalion as the Communications Platoon Commander and Support Company Executive Officer. Upon completion of this assignment, he attended Expeditionary Warfare School.
From 1999 to 2002, Lieutenant Colonel Rega received orders to the 1st Marine Division to serve with the Division Communications Company as the Multichannel Radio Platoon Commander. In January 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Rega was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines as the S-6 Officer, and served as the 5th Marines Regimental S-6 Officer from March to June 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel Rega holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Lycoming College and a master’s degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps University. His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars.