Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Henegar assumed command of 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in November 2016. He is a Combat Engineer Officer, Civil Affairs Officer and Foreign Area Officer.
LtCol Henegar served on active duty in 2d Combat Engineer Battalion. As a Combat Engineer Platoon Commander, he attached to 2d Battalion, 6th Marines and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea on the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He served as Operations Officer of the U.S. European Command’s Joint Contact Team in Croatia. He was mobilized with the 4th Civil Affairs Group and deployed to Iraq as the Civil Affairs Team Leader for 3d Battalion, 5th Marines during the Second Battle of Fallujah. In the reserves, he commanded 4th Combat Engineer Battalion’s Engineer Support Company, served as a staff officer at Marine Forces Europe/Africa, and was the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of 4th Reconnaissance Battalion.
In his civilian career, LtCol Henegar is a commissioned Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. He served as a U.S. diplomat in Political, Economic and Consular assignments in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and the Dominican Republic. He was the Director of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs (the Middle East and North Africa) in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. He is currently assigned to the State Department’s Operations Center.
LtCol Henegar received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Georgetown University. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, and Command and Staff College. He speaks Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Dari, and limited French. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Association Foundation and the Executive Committee of the Reserve Officers Association. A native of Tennessee, LtCol Henegar is married with one daughter.