LtCol Marco D. Serna (USMC)

Military Faculty Advisor/CG 10, CSC
Communications Officer (0602)

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise:
  • East Asian Plans
  • Force Fitness/CrossFit

Civilian Education

  • Texas A&M University, College Station (Bach. Business-Accounting)
  • Capella University (MS Information Security)

Military Education

  • Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow, Yale University
  • Master of Operational Studies, School of Advanced Warfighting
  • Master of Military Studies, Command and Staff College
  • Joint and Combined Warfare School (JPMEII)
  • Senior Officer Legal Course
  • AWS/EWS, Non-Resident
  • Infantry Officers Course
  • Light Armored Vehicle Leaders Course
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group-West
  • Mountain Survival Course, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center
  • Basic Communications Officer Course

Major Assignments

  • Platoon Commander, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (Iraq, Horn of Africa)
  • Asst. Operations Officer, 8th Communications Bn, II MEF, OIF 04-06, Hurricane Katrina Relief
  • Company Commander, 8th Communications Bn, II MEF
  • Deputy Branch Chief, Cyber Capabilities (J8), US Strategic Command
  • Aide-De-Camp, Combatant Commander, US Strategic Command
  • MAGTF Plans Officer, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III MEF
  • Executive Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron, 1st MAW, III MEF
  • Deputy Division Chief, Cybersecurity, C4, HQMC
  • Commander, Region 6 (Southern and Eastern Africa), Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

Awards and Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal x 2
  • Meritorious Service Medal x 2
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal x 2
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal x 2



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