Colonel Robert J Guice was born in Queens, New York. He graduated from the
University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in
May 1996 and accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States
Second Lieutenant Guice graduated the Basic Officer Course in May 1997 and
subsequently reported to the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine
Palms, CA to attend the Air Support Control Officer Course. Following graduation in
September 1997, he transferred to Okinawa, Japan to serve with Marine Air Support
Squadron (MASS) 2. He promoted to First Lieutenant in May 1998, and was then
assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as a member of the Marine Air
Control Group (MACG) 18 Detachment. During this time, the 31st MEU supported
multiple bi-lateral theater security cooperation exercises and deployed to Sixth Fleet and
Central Command from November 1998 through March 1999 in support of Operation
In January 2000, First Lieutenant Guice reported to the United States Army Air Defense School at Fort Bliss, TX.
Following his designation as a Surface to Air Weapons Officer, he assumed the duties of Operations Officer for the 4th
Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalion in February 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in July 2001.
In 2002, Captain Guice was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. After earning a Master of
Science degree in Information Technology Management in 2004, he was assigned to Manpower and Reserve Affairs as the
Head of Application Development and Support. He was promoted to the rank of Major in September 2006.
Major Guice was selected to attend the USMC Command and Staff College for the 2007-2008 Academic Year. After
earning a Master in Arts degree in Military Studies, he transferred to Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar to assume duties
as the Executive Officer of Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron (MTACS) 38. His tour with MTACS-38 included a
deployment to Al Asad Air Base in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 8.2 and to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan in
support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 10.1.
Major Guice assumed the billet of Marine Aviation Command and Control Squadron – Experimental (MACCS-X) Officer
in Charge in May 2011. During this period, he participated in the operational and development testing of the Ground/Air
Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), the Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS), and Common Aviation
Command and Control System (CAC2S). He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in June 2013.
Returning to Okinawa in August 2013, he served as the III MEF G-3 Aviation Command and Control Planner then
assumed command of MTACS-18 from June 2014 until June 2016. From July 2016 to May 2017, Lieutenant Colonel
Guice attended the U.S. Air Force War College in Montgomery, AL.
Lieutenant Colonel Guice reported to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency – Europe in July 2017 to serve as the
Conventional Arms Control Division Chief and Site Chief. He was promoted to Colonel in January 2019. In June 2020,
Colonel Guice returned to Okinawa and served as the Chief of Staff of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. On 25 June 2021,
Colonel Guice assumed command of Marine Air Control Group 18.
Colonel Guice's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one
gold star), Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two gold
stars), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal