LtCol Jaret R. Rhinehart
Lieutenant Colonel Rhinehart enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1994 and attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He received his commission through the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC), attending PLC Juniors in 1996 and PLC Seniors in 1998. He reported to The Basic School in January 2000 and completed Aviation Supply Officer training at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia in December 2000.
In July 2000, Second Lieutenant Rhinehart was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 16 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California and served as the Marine Aircraft Group 16 Fiscal Officer. In April 2002, First Lieutenant Rhinehart was assigned as the Repairables Management Division Officer. In September 2002 he assumed the duties as the Aviation Supply Officer for Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course and subsequently deployed to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait in January 2003 in support of MALS-39 and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In September 2003, First Lieutenant Rhinehart returned to CONUS and executed PCS orders to Marine Aircraft Group 42 Detachment Bravo in Norfolk, Virginia, where he assumed the duties as the Aviation Supply Officer, Ground Supply Officer, Logistics Officer, Fiscal Officer and Electronic Key Management System Officer. From October 2004 to April 2005 Captain Rhinehart deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan in support of HMLA-773, HMH-462 and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In July 2007 Captain Rhinehart transferred to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, where he served as the Marine Liaison Officer to Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation Support Logistics 31. In July 2010 Major Rhinehart was selected for Intermediate Level Education and attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In June 2011, Major Rhinehart reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida where he served as the Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2 (AMS-2) Commanding Officer. AMS-2 was comprised of the “A” schools for Avionics and Air Traffic Control, as well as the “C” school for Marine Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems.
In July 2014, Major Rhinehart transferred to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan where he served as the MALS-12 Aviation Supply Officer and Executive Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Rhinehart was promoted to his current rank in December 2016 and transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps Marine and Family Division in July 2017, where he served as the Deputy Branch Head for Behavioral Programs.
Lieutenant Colonel Rhinehart’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of fourth award) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.