Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Pomaro

A New York native, Lieutenant Colonel Pomaro graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and received his commission in 2001. In 2002, he was assigned to 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion. He deployed to Puerto Rico as a security platoon commander, to Iraq as an AAV platoon commander for IRAQI FREEDOM (attached to 3d Bn, 5th Marine Regiment), and to Djibouti as a CJTF - Horn of Africa plans officer. 

Reporting to Okinawa in 2005, Captain Pomaro served as the aide to the CG of 3d Marine Division and to the DCG of III MEF, and then commanded H&S Company in Combat Assault Bn. During this time, he participated in regional exercises and a disaster relief mission in the Philippines. In 2007, he deployed for ENDURING FREEDOM as an Embedded Training Team OIC, where he advised and conducted combat operations with Afghan National Army and Border Police battalions.

Captain Pomaro augmented OCS as a Platoon Commander in 2009, deployed as the senior US Advisor to a British Task Force in Sierra Leone, commanded an AAV Company at 2d AABn, and then served as a Company Inspector-Instructor with 4th AABn in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2014, Major Pomaro reported to the Marine Corps Information Operations Center. He deployed as a PSYOP Planner for ATLANTIC RESOLVE, commanded the PSYOP Company, served as MCIOC’s Force 2025 lead planner, and served on the ADC/Information Warfare staff. 

Lieutenant Colonel Pomaro served as the Executive Officer for Assault Amphibian School and as an adjunct faculty member (Info Ops) for USMC Command and Staff College. He is currently serving as the Inspector-Instructor for 4th AABn.

Nick is an AAV Officer, Information Operations Officer, Psychological Operations Officer, Space Officer, Foreign Service Force Advisor, and Joint Terminal Attack Controller. He is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School and the Joint Combined Warfare School, a distinguished Graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College Distance Education Program, and a graduate of the Air War College. He was the 2020 Marine Corps Officer recipient of the Stars and Stripes distinguished service award.

His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon with gold star.