Major Terry W. Horton was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2000. After completing The Basic School, he reported to Logistics Officer Course and was subsequently assigned to 1st Marines as the Regimental Maintenance Management Officer.
Following two Combined Arms Exercises, he was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/1, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – where he deployed on a WESTPAC as the battalion’s Motor Transport Officer and in support of the Global War on Terror. Upon return, BLT 3/1 reformed as 3d Battalion, 1st Marines and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon return from combat operations, he was reassigned as the Assistant Logistics Officer and deployed to Falluja in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
In 2005, Captain Horton was assigned to the Pentagon, as the Administrative Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and subsequently to the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, serving as the Marine Corps White House Liaison Officer. Following this assignment, Captain Horton attended the US Army Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course.
Returning to the operating Forces in 2009, Captain Horton was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 8, as the Transportation Support Company Commander, and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon redeployment, he was assigned as the Battalion Executive Officer, and later Battalion Operations Officer returning with the Battalion to Afghanistan, in direct support of Regimental Combat Team 8.
Major Horton attended Command and Staff College from 2011 - 2012. Following school, Major Horton was assigned to the Commandant’s Staff Group. In 2014, Major Horton was re-assigned to the Office of Legislative Affairs where he was responsible for military personnel policy. He later joined the staff of a Member of Congress and was responsible for National Security and Defense issues.
In 2015, Major Horton left active duty and affiliated with the Marine Corps Reserves, serving at Headquarters Marine Corps, Office of Legislative Affairs, as a congressional Liaison.
Major Horton holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, and Master’s degrees from the Naval War College and Marine Corps University. In addition, he served as a National Security Fellow with MIT’s Seminar XXI.
In his civilian career, Major Horton works as a Supply Chain professional.