Lieutenant Colonel Amro Mohammed is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. After enlisting in the reserves in 1993, he enrolled in Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class Program in May 1998. After completing The Basic School, he attended the Air Support Control Officers Course at 29 Palms, CA and the Surface to Air Weapons Officers Course at Ft. Bliss, TX. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to Marines Air Support Squadron 2, Okinawa, Japan. There, he served as an Air Support Control Officer and Adjutant. In the fall of 2000, LtCol Mohammed transferred to Marine Air Support Squadron 3, Camp Pendleton, CA. During his tour, he deployed several times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the Air Support Element officer in charge with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), he attached 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In 2004, he returned to Iraq as the Marine Air Support Squadron 3 (Forward), officer in charge. Upon his return from his third deployment, LtCol Mohammed was reassigned to Inspector-Instructor duty as the Assistant Operations Officer for Marine Air Control Group 48, Great Lakes, Illinois. In August of 2005, LtCol Mohammed was sent to New Orleans, LA as the Command and Control Plans Officer for Task Force Katrina in support of Hurricane Relief Operations along the Gulf Coast. In July 2006, he transitioned to the reserves and assigned to Marine Air Support Squadron 6 in Chicopee, MA as the Operations Officer and DASC Officer. In 2009, he was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines in Philadelphia, PA where he served as the Peacetime/Wartime Support Officer and Assistant Air Officer. In the fall of 2012, he returned to Marine Air Support Squadron 6 as the Detachment B Commander and subsequently, the Executive Officer.
LtCol Mohammed is a graduate of SERE School, Marine Corps Forward Observer Course, Mountain Warfare Training Center/Winter Survival Course, Marine Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course, Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, the United States Air Force Joint Firepower Course, and Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Air War College. He holds a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s University, Master of Arts in Security Studies from the U.S. Air War College, and is scheduled to receive a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Saint Peter’s University in December of 2017.
LtCol Mohammed’s personal decorations include: the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device and two Gold Stars, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal, and the Armed Services Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass.