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Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow


Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Barstow, California
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Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Colonel Craig C. Clemans

Colonel Clemans assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. On 19 July 2018.

Colonel Clemans was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps May of 1995, after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics.

Upon completion of The Basic School and Ground Supply Officer Course, 2nd Lt Clemans was assigned to Yuma, Ariz. as Supply Officer for the 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion.  After the Battalion retired its colors, he was transferred to MWSS-371.  In June of 1999 he was promoted to Captain and reported to FSMAO-2 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. as the Assistant Officer in Charge/Supply Team Lead.  In July 2000 he earned an MBA from Webster University.

In June 2002, Captain Clemans executed orders to 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, serving as the Battalion Supply Officer.  Seven months later, the battalion deployed with the 1st Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Accepted by the Naval Postgraduate School for the LEAD program, Captain Clemans reported to the United States Naval Academy in May 2004 and earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Educational Development.  He then reported to the Commandant of Midshipmen for promotion to Major and assignment as the 19th Company Officer.  July the following year, he served as the Superintendent’s Staff Secretary.  In August 2006, Major Clemans reported to the Naval War College and graduated the following June with a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Upon graduation, Major Clemans reported for assignment as the III MEF Supply Officer.  In May 2008, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom with Regimental Combat Team Three and served as the Information Management Officer.  The RCT conducted Operation Khanjari, becoming the first significant NATO force to occupy the Helmand Valley.  Returning from deployment in November, Major Clemans was assigned as the III MEF Logistics Planner for the Korean Theater of Operations.

In June 2010, Major Clemans reported to the Satellite Global Combat Service Support – Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) Operations Center- WestPac (SGOC-WP) as the Officer in Charge.  His office’s mission was to implement GCSS-MC in all III MEF and MCB Japan units. 

In June 2011, Major Clemans reported to 2d Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune, N.C. to serve as the Combat Logistics Regiment-25 Executive Officer.  He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and the following June assumed command of 2d Maintenance Battalion.

In July 2014 he reported to the Air War College, graduating with a Master of Science in Strategic Studies. Orders to the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, FL followed where he served as a Strategic Planner for two years, assigned to the counter Iranian Threat Network desk.

LtCol Clemans was assigned as Director, Marine Force Storage Center, MARFORLOGCOM, in July 2017 with the primary task of gaining equipment accountability for the $6.8B inventory. He was promoted to his present rank during this assignment.

Col. Clemans’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5) award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3) award.