LtCol Benjamin O'Donnell, USMC

Faculty Advisor, Expeditionary Warfare School
Infantry Officer (0302)

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 432-0134

Civilian Education

  • Liberty University (BS Social Sciences)

Military Education

  • Officer Candidate School
  • The Basic School
  • Martial Arts Instructor Course
  • Infantry Officer Course
  • Rapid Response Planning Program
  • Instructor Education Program
  • Expeditionary Warfare School
  • Fire Support Coordination (MTT)
  • Operations and Tactics Instructor Course
  • Command and Staff College, MMS

Major Assignments

  • Platoon Commander, 1st Bn, 5th Marines, 2010-2011
  • Company Executive Officer, 1st Bn, 5th Marines, 2011-2013
  • Instructor / SPC, The Basic School, 2013-2015
  • Instructor, Infantry Officer Course, 2015-2016
  • Wpns Company Commander, 2d Bn, 4th Marines, 2017-2018
  • Battalion Operations Officer, 2d Bn, 4th Marines, 2018-2020
  • Faculty Advisor, Expeditionary Warfare School, 2021-pres

Awards and Decorations

  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award, one combat distinguishing device)
  • Meritorious Service Medal

Professional Organizations

  • Board of Directors, Tun Tavern Fellowship
Marine Corps University