Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Dana J. Sanford
Commanding Officer
Combat Logistics Battalion 25

Lieutenant Colonel Dana J. Sanford was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 2003. After completing The Basic School, he reported to the Logistics Officer Course and was subsequently assigned to Truck Company, 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.

In March of 2004, Second Lieutenant Sanford’s platoon was attached to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment for a deployment to Fallujah in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). After returning from Fallujah, First Lieutenant Sanford was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment as the assistant battalion logistics officer. He deployed again with the battalion to Ramadi in support of OIF from August 2006 – May 2007.

In October of 2007 Captain Sanford was assigned to The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. He served as a warfighting instructor and Motor Transport Officer.

Captain Sanford transitioned to the Marine Corps Reserves in 2010. From August 2010 to August 2013 he served as the battalion logistics officer and Headquarters and Service Company Commander for 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division.

In August of 2013 Major Sanford joined the Logistics Vision and Strategy Branch, Logistics Plans, Policies and Strategic Mobility Division, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps where he served as an action officer supporting the annual Expeditionary Logistics Wargame.

From July 2015 to July 2017 Major Sanford served as company commander for Motor Transport Company, Combat Logistics Battalion – 451, 4th Marine Logistics Group in Orlando, FL.

Following company command, LtCol Sanford served as a detachment OIC for Reserve Support Program – 4, Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity, Force Headquarters Group.

LtCol Sanford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.