Major Louis G. Kalmar

Course Director, USMC Doctrine, EWS
Engineer Officer (1302)

Contact Information

Areas of Interest

  • Future War
  • Data Analytics
  • Finance and economics
  • Mountain Biking

Civilian Education

  • BA, History, Virginia Tech
  • MBA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    • Professional Certificate, Business Analytics

Military Education

  • Basic Engineer Officer Course
  • Expeditionary Warfare School
  • USMC Command and Staff College
  • Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course
  • Joint Engineer Operations Course
  • Counter Explosive Hazards Planner Course

Major Assignments

  • Executive Officer, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2018-2019
  • Operations Officer, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2017-2018
    • CJCMOTF J3, Exercise Balikatan, 2017
  • Branch Chief, SOUTHCOM/SOCOM/PACOM Regionally Aligned Branch, J5, Joint IED Defeat Organization, 2013-2015
  • Company Commander, 2D Combat Engineer Battalion, 2012
  • Platoon Commander, 2D Combat Engineer Battalion, 2009-2012
    • Route Clearance Platoon, Operation Enduring Freedom 9.2, 2009-2010
    • Engineer Platoon, BLT 2/2, 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2011-2012

Awards and Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy Commendation w/ “V”
  • Combat Action Ribbon
Marine Corps University