LtCol Byrne currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academics at the Marine Corps War College, Quantico VA.
LtCol Byrne enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1987 and was trained as a Field Radio Operator. He served with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division. He was activated in 1990 to augment 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and deployed to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was commissioned in 1993 and was trained as a Logistics Officer.