Commanding Officer, 25th Marine Regiment
Colonel William E. Souza
Colonel Souza entered boot camp in 1984, serving on active duty and the Reserves as an enlisted Marine. Since his commissioning in 1993, he has held command at the Platoon, Company, Battalion and Regimental levels.
Assignments have included 2nd Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, III Marine Expeditionary Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force, 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Marine Division, 3rd Marine Division, CJTF Iraq, United States Army Special Operations Command and ISAF.
Colonel William Souza is a graduate of Central Washington University. He also holds a Master's of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Command selected as the Deputy Commander for 23rd Marine Regiment, Colonel Souza has since assumed command of 25th Marine Regiment.
Colonel Souza has numerous personal awards, but holds his Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal in the highest regard.