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Commanding Officer
LtCol Patrick J. Seipel

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick J. Seipel, a native of El Paso, Texas, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 2000.

Upon completion of The Basic School and Aviation Supply Officer’s School in 2001, he was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS-13) in Yuma, Arizona as the Supply Accounting Division Officer. Additional billets during this tour included Supply Response Division Officer, Assistant Aviation Supply Officer, Supply Management Division Officer, and Aviation Information Systems Department Officer. During his time with MALS-13, he deployed to Al Jaber Air Base in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as MALS-13 Detachment Officer in Charge.

In April 2004, First Lieutenant Seipel was assigned to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Norfolk, VA as the Marine Corps Liaison and Senior Marine.

In August 2007, Captain Seipel was selected to attend the Expeditionary Warfare School and served as an Academics Instructor at the Officer Candidate School. 

In August 2008, he was assigned as the Assistant Aviation Supply Officer for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29) in Jacksonville, North Carolina before fleeting up to become the Aviation Supply Officer in December 2009. While assigned to MALS-29, Major Seipel served as the Intermediate Level Supply Officer CH-53 Type/Model/Series lead.

From August 2011 to February 2012, Major Seipel deployed with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40 to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served briefly as the Aviation Supply Officer before being assigned as the Executive Officer for the remainder of the deployment. During this time, Major Seipel was selected by the Commandant’s Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

From July 2012 to September 2014, Major Seipel attended Naval Postgraduate School, earning a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with a focus on Networking and Mobility. After Naval Postgraduate School, Major Seipel reported to Marine Corps Systems Command, Albany, GA for his utilization tour, where he served as the MAGTF Logistics Support Systems Branch Head, Deputy Product Manager for Logistics Information Systems, and Senior Marine. 

In October 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Seipel transferred to Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, where he served as Director, AV-8B and H-53 Integrated Weapons Support Teams.


Lieutenant Colonel Seipel has completed the Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff Distance Education Program. Lieutenant Colonel Seipel’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal with one Gold Star, and the Navy Achievement Medal.