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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Stona
Combat Logistics Battalion 25

LtCol Stona is a native of Long Island, New York. He attended Norwich University and was commissioned a 2ndLt in 2003.

From Jun 2003 – May 2004 LtCol Stona attended The Basic School and Ground Supply Officer’s Course before being assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines for his first tour of duty. From 2004-2007 he executed the duties of Supply Officer through two combat deployments to Al Qaim and Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

After 3/7, he was assigned as the Logistics Officer on the Inspector-Instructor staff of 6th Communication Battalion in Brooklyn, NY. From Jun 2007 – Jan 2011 he led active and reserve Marines in the conduct of drills, annual training periods, and numerous community relations events. He was assigned the additional duty of Headquarters Company I-I.

While at 6th Communication Battalion, LtCol Stona was selected to attend the Army’s Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Army Logistics University aboard Ft. Lee, VA from February – June 2011.

His next assignment was to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as the MEU Supply Officer from Jun 2011 – Jun 2014. He deployed with the MEU for WESTPAC 12-2 and supported approximately 2,400 Marines and Sailors during operations in the Pacific and Middle East.

While at the MEU LtCol Stona was again selected for resident PME with the U.S. Army and transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, KS to attend Command and General Staff College. From Jul 2014 – Jun 2015 LtCol Stona attended CGSC and concurrently received a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Kansas.

Following CGSC, LtCol Stona was assigned to the Prepositioning Section within the HQMC Plans, Polices and Operations Department. From Jun 2015 – Jun 2018 LtCol Stona managed the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway, and the MEU Augmentation Program-Kuwait.

In Jun 2018 LtCol Stona returned to Camp Pendleton and began his tour as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of 1st Supply Battalion. In Oct 2019 he volunteered for, and assumed command of Task Force KOA MOANA 20, where his purpose-built task force conducted high-visibility Operations, Activities and Investments in the Republic of Palau during the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic. He finished his tour as the Plans Officer within the I MEF G-4 section.

In June of 2021 LtCol Stona transferred to MARFOREUR/AF where he served as the G-4 Operations and Plans Officer. He provided operational-level logistics support to allocated forces in two combatant command AORs, including forces operating in support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

After being selected for command, LtCol Stona transferred to Red Bank, New Jersey in 2023 where he currently serves as the Inspector-Instructor of Combat Logistics Battalion-25.