Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo T. Romero II
Lieutenant Colonel Romero a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. He attended the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) commissioning program.
Lieutenant Colonel Romero was commissioned on 19 October 2002 and reported to The Basic School (TBS) in January 2003, Bravo Company. He graduated TBS and received the MOS 3002, Ground Supply Officer. In July 2003, he reported to Camp Johnson, N.C. and attended the Ground Supply Officers Course (GSOC). Upon completion of GSOC he received orders to 3d Force Service Support Group (FSSG), 3d Material Readiness Battalion (MRB) in Okinawa, Japan.
At 3d MRB, Lieutenant Colonel Romero served as the OIC for the critical low density Reparable Issue Point (RIP), which provided secondary reparable assets in support of III MEF. He also served as the Supply Officer and Contracting Officer for Combat Service Support Detachment (CSSD) 34 during exercise Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration (RSO&I) 04 in Pyeongtaek, Korea. In September 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Romero transferred as the S-3A and subsequently assisted in the planning and execution of Operation Unified Assistance (tsunami relief effort).
In June 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Romero received orders to 1st Marine Division and was assigned to 3d Battalion, 5th Marines as the ground Supply Officer. In December 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Romero deployed with the Battalion in support of OIF 05-07.1 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. He served as the Supply Officer and Contracting Officer during this deployment.
In March 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Romero was assigned as the 3d Battalion, 5th Marines Headquarters and Service (H&S) Company Commander and deployed in support of OIF 06-08.2. He served as Camp Commandant at Camp Baharia, Iraq, and Entry Control Point (ECP) OIC for (3) checkpoints within Al Fallujah, Iraq.
In July 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. He graduated with a Master’s of Science in Defense Systems Analysis. Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to HQMC, Programs & Resources in January 2010. He served as the Sustainment Program Evaluation Board (PEB) analyst, conventional ground ammunition analyst, and ACMC directed Reset and Reconstitution analyst.
In June 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to 2d Supply Battalion and served as the Supply Company Commander. While at 2d Supply Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Romero served as the Logistics Combat Element OIC for Exercise Rolling Thunder 2-13 in Fort Brag, NC, Winter Mountain Exercise 1-14 in Bridgeport, CA, and Exercise Cold Response 14 in Norway.
In May 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, where he served as the Operations Officer and deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). He assisted in the planning and execution of multiple Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Exercises within the 6th Fleet and 5th Fleet area of responsibility to include the establishment of Fire Base Bell in Erbil, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
In June 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. In August 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Romero executed orders to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, where he currently serves as both the Base Executive Officer and Operations Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Romero’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal x 2 and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement