Colonel Robert J. Bodisch
United States Marine Corps
Rob Bodisch is a second-generation Marine. After completion of recruit training at Marine Recruit Depot San Diego, CA in 1991 and infantry training, he served as a rifleman with 1st Bn 23rd Marines until his graduation from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in December 1996.
Upon completion of The Basic School in Quantico, VA and the Armor Officer’s Course and Scout Platoon Leader’s Course at Fort Knox, KY, Colonel Bodisch’s first assignment was with 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division in Twenty-nine Palms, CA from 1998-2000 where he served as a Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer. After selection as an Intelligence Officer as part of the Supplemental MOS Program, Colonel Bodisch completed the MAGTF Intelligence Officer’s Course in Dam Neck, VA and was assigned as an Intelligence Officer at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and as the S-2 for Marine Air Group-36 in Okinawa from 2000-2003. He completed the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course in Yuma, AZ and later deployed as an Operations Planner with USCENTCOM CFLCC in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001-2002 during this tour.
After graduating from the Expeditionary Warfare School in 2004, Colonel Bodisch was assigned to 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC from 2004-2006 serving as the Commander of Company C and as the Bn S-4. He deployed his tank company to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005.
From 2006-2009, Colonel Bodisch completed a joint assignment as an Intelligence Officer with Joint Task Force North, Fort Bliss, TX USNORTHCOM working in support of numerous federal agencies along both U.S. borders. Following this assignment, Colonel Bodisch completed the US Army Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Webster University.
Colonel Bodisch’s next assignment was at 2nd Tank Bn from 2010-2013 where he served as the Bn Executive Officer. He deployed twice during this assignment, first as a CJ-5 Campaign Planner with ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan and later as the J-5 Somalia Planner with CJTF-HOA at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Upon his return, he was reassigned as the G-3 Future Operations Officer at 2nd Marine Division.
From 2013-2014, Colonel Bodisch was assigned to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA in the Seabasing Integration Division. From there he was selected for command and returned to 2nd Tank Bn from 2014-2016. Upon completion of his command assignment, Colonel Bodisch attended and graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, RI with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2017.
From 2017-2019 Colonel Bodisch was as an instructor at the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, AL in support of senior leader students from the Joint Force, interagency, and international partner militaries. From 2019 to 2020, Colonel Bodisch was assigned to III MEF, Okinawa, Japan as the G-37. In March 2020 he received orders to report to Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji in June 2020 to serve as the Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji Commanding Officer.