Lieutenant Colonel Conant was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2000 and began his career as an Active Component Logistics Officer.
Upon completion of The Basic School and The Basic Logistics Officer Course in 2001, he was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Transportation Support Battalion where he served as a Motor Transportation Platoon Commander. In January 2003, 1st Lieutenant Conant deployed as the Operations Officer for Combat Service Support Company-115 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-I. 1st Lieutenant Conant again deployed to Al Asad, Iraq as the Executive Officer, Combat Service Support Company-117 in February 2004 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-II. Captain Conant then assumed company command of Combat Service Support Company-117.
In January 2005, Captain Conant reported to The Basic School. During this tour, he served as a Warfighting Instructor, Staff Platoon Commander for two Basic Officer Courses and one Warrant Officer Basic Course, and as the Instructor Educator. Upon completion of this tour in 2008, Captain Conant transitioned out of the Active Component and into the Reserves.
In November 2009, Captain Conant affiliated with 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion in Tampa, FL where he served as the Battalion S-4. He subsequently joined United States Central Command as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, where he was mobilized to serve as the Joint Transportation Officer, Mobility Division, J-4 Directorate. During this tour, Captain Conant applied for and was accepted onto the Active Reserve Program where he was subsequently assigned to Inspector-Instructor duty, Marine Air Support Squandron-6 (MASS-6) located aboard Joint Base Westover located in Chicopee, MA. Major Conant completed a deployment during this tour as the G-4 Plans and Maritime Prepositioned Force Officer, Marine Corps Forces Central Command (Forward) located aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
In July 2013, Major Conant transferred to the Naval War College where he attended the College of Naval Command and Staff, earning a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
In July 2014, he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, Reserve Affairs Division under the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. During this tour, Lieutenant Colonel Conant served within Reserve Affairs Personnel Policy Branch and Reserve Affairs Personnel Management Branch.
Lieutenant Colonel Conant’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.