Lieutenant Colonel Mathew Lesnowicz graduated from the University of San Diego in 2002. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the NROTC program in May 2002. Upon completion of The Basic School he was designated an Infantry Officer. Following Infantry Officer’s Course, Second Lieutenant Lesnowicz was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in Twentynine Palms, California.
In July of 2003 he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) serving as Rifle Platoon Commander in Alpha Company in An Najaf, Iraq. In August 2004 1st Lieutenant Lesnowicz deployed to OIF in Al Qaim, Iraq. He was then assigned as Executive Officer, Weapons Company in May of 2005 and again deployed to OIF in February 2006 to Al Qaim, Iraq. Upon promotion in October 2006, Captain Lesnowicz was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines.
In March 2007 Captain Lesnowicz received orders to Naval Special Clearance Team ONE (later designated Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One). He was assigned as the Officer in Charge, Dive Company, Very Shallow Water Mine Countermeasures (VSWMCM) Task Unit in San Diego, CA.
In September of 2009, Captain Lesnowicz reported to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. He commanded Bravo Company until April 2010. He was then assigned to 1st Marine Regiment as the Headquarters Company Commander. Captain Lesnowicz deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in September of 2010 with RCT-1 to Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
In January of 2012, Captain Lesnowicz then reported to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to serve as Maritime Raid Force Commander during the WestPac 2-12 deployment.
In July of 2015, Major Lesnowicz began service as a Plans Officer at US Marine Corps Forces Europe
In July of 2018, Major Lesnowicz was assigned as Operations Officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and deployed to USCENTCOM as Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis ResponseCentral Command supporting Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.
Lieutenant Colonel Lesnowicz is a graduate of Basic Reconnaissance Course, Marine Combatant Dive School, Basic Airborne Course, Expeditionary Warfare School (non-resident), Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Warfighting.
He is married and has three children.
Lieutenant Colonel Lesnowicz' personal awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon with gold star.