Lieutenant Colonel Philip H. Steuber is a native of Long Beach, California. He received his commission in December 1998 upon graduation from the Officer Candidate School. After completion of the Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, he was assigned to Echo Company, 2D Battalion, 7th Marines.
From 1999 to 2003, Lieutenant Steuber served as a Rifle Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer. During this time he participated in numerous CAX and Steel Knight exercises. As well, Lieutenant Steuber completed two deployments to Okinawa, Japan, participating in the Korean Incremental Training Program (KITP), Exercise BALIKATAN, and the FUJI COMBINED ARMS EXERCISE.
After completion of his tour with 2D Battalion, 7th Marines, Captain Steuber joined II MEF, serving as the Ground Combat Element Executive Officer with SPMAGTF UNITAS from January 2004 to August 2004.
In August 2004, Captain Steuber joined 2D Battalion 23D Marines. During this time Captain Steuber served as a Platoon Commander and H&S Company Commander, participating in several large scale exercises to include BALTOPs and Mojave Viper. In 2008, Captain Steuber assumed command of Fox Company 2D Battalion, 23D Marines and deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
From 2010 to 2012, Major Steuber served with Force Headquarters Group as the PWST Officer-in-Charge Los Alamitos. During this same period, Major Steuber completed the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
From January 2013 to June 2015, Major Steuber served with 2D Battalion 23D Marines as the Battalion Operations Officer and the Battalion Executive Officer. During this period, the unit supported Exercise Dawn Blitz and participated in the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX).
From July 2015 to July 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Steuber served as the Commanding Officer of Mobilization Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West.
Lieutenant Colonel Steuber is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Course, Summer Mountain Leaders Course, Winter Mountain Leaders Course, Expeditionary Warfare School (Distance Education) and the Marine Corps Command Staff College (Distance Education). He also holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.