Major Justin Kunert is a native of Warren, Michigan. After completing Officer Candidate School (NRTOC) in June 2007 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in May 2008 after graduating from Virginia Military Institute.
After completing The Basic School in 2008, 2ndLt Kunert attended Ground Supply Officers Course in Camp Johnson, North Carolina. He then became the supply officer for 3d Battalion, 10th Marines, 2d Marine Division on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. First Lieutenant Kunert transferred to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia in December 2011 to assume duties as Base Supply Officer.
In August 2014 Captain Kunert transferred to Camp Pendleton, California. He attended the Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course in preparation for duties as an MLG S-3. From 2014-2015 Capt Kunert trained and deployed with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 as the Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command 15.2 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Upon redeployment, he returned to 1st Supply Battalion, serving in multiple positions: as Initial Issue Point OIC, Assistant Operations Officer, and Operations Officer. In June 2017, he transferred to 3d Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California to serve as the G-4 Material Readiness Officer.
After over ten years on active duty, Major Kunert transitioned to the Marine Corps Reserves on 1 January 2019. Until January 2022, he served as an Individual Mobilization Augment with I Marine Expeditionary Force G-4 as the Assistance Sustainment Officer. As a civilian during that time, he worked as a Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist for Northrup Grumman Corporation in Palmdale, California.
Major Kunert has a B.A. in History and German Studies from Virginia Military Institute. He is a graduate of Expeditionary Warfare School, and a current student in Command & Staff College. His personal decorations include Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award) and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal