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Colonel Ian Fletcher

Colonel Ian Fletcher

Commanding Officer`, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (II MIG)

Colonel Fletcher is a native of Orcas Island Washington, He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from the
US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in May of 1999. After completion of the Basic School and Ground Intelligence Officer
training program, he reported to 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan.

Colonel Fletcher’s command and leadership billets include: Recon Platoon CDR, A Company, 3d Recon Battalion, (2001-2004);
HQ & Service Company CDR, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (2006); Force Recon Platoon CDR, 1st Recon Battalion (2007-
08); Battalion CDR, 2d Raider Support Battalion, Marine Raider Support Group (2016-18).

His staff assignments include: Intelligence Officer (S-2), Special Purpose MAGTF - Landing Force CARAT, (2001); Intelligence
Officer (S-2), Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit; Operations Officer (S-3), 1st Recon Battalion
(2008-09); Ground Recon Advocate (POG-40), Headquarter Marine Corps (2009-12); Executive Officer, 1st Marine Special
Operations Support Battalion (2013-14); Chief of Current Operations (J-33), and Deputy Chief of Future Operations (DJ-35),
NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan (2014-15); Director, Commander’s Action Group (CAG), and
Deputy Director of Operations (DJ-3) – US Special Operations Command – Africa (2019-2021) ; Director of Intelligence (J-2) -
Security Assistance Group-Ukraine (2023); MARSOC AC/S G-5/8 and Director of Combat Development and Integration (CD&I)

Colonel Fletcher’s operational deployments include IRAQI FREEDOM Iraq (2004, 2005), ENDURING FREEDOM (Philippines
2003, Afghanistan 2014-15), Operation OCTAVE Quartz (2020), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployments (2002, 2003,
2006 and 2008), and Operation ATLANTIC RESOLVE (2023).

His professional military education includes: The Basic School, the Infantry Officer Course, Ground Intelligence Officer Course,
the Expeditionary Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the School of Advanced Warfighting, the
NATO Defense College (Rome) - Senior Course, and the Joint Forces Staff College Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He
holds master’s degrees from the Marine Corps University in Military Studies (with distinction) and Operational Studies.

Colonel Fletcher’s personal military decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Clusters; the
Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars; a Joint Service Commendation Medal; a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; an Army Commendation Medal, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and a Combat Action Ribbon. He is qualified as a Military Freefall Parachutist, Static-line Jumpmaster, and Marine Combatant Diver.


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