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Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol Craig A. Grant

Promoted to his present rank on 1 August 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Grant is a native of Kingston, Jamaica and resident of Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in February 1989.  In 1994 he graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer Technology.  On 16 August 1996 he accepted his commission as a Second Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Colonel Grant’s assignments in the operating forces include Maintenance Management Officer, Armory Officer, and Assistant Logistics Officer, Marine Barracks Ground Defense Security Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Maintenance Management Officer, Motor Transport Platoon Commander, Support Company Commander, and Logistics Officer, Marine Wing Support Squadron 274; Plans Officer, G-3, 3d Marine Logistics Group; Logistics Officer and Supply Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 31; and Executive Officer, Headquarters Regiment, 3d Marine Logistics Group.
Other assignments include Operations Officer and Executive Officer Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, and Assistant for Enlisted Recruiting 9th Marine Corps District.

Operations include Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Deny Flight, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lieutenant Colonel Grant is a graduate of the Logistics Officer Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.  He holds a Master of Public Administration Degree Troy State University and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Phoenix. 

Lieutenant Colonel Grant’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal gold star in lieu of second award.