Captain Travis Stoy is a native of Montpelier, Ohio in 1987. After high school, he attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 2011. He was accepted into Officer Candidate Course in 2014.
Upon completion of OCS, Captain Stoy successfully completed several additional training courses at The Basic School (TBS) and Infantry Officer Course (IOC) aboard MCB Quantico, and Light Armored Reconnaissance Leaders Course aboard MCB Pendleton.
In 2016, Captain Stoy reported to MCB Butler, Okinawa, Japan, for duty with 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV). He was assigned Company Executive Officer of Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd MARDIV. In addition to his Executive Officer duties, he served as Officer in Charge (OIC) of the 3rd MARDIV Commanding General Personal Security Detachment, which deployed to Korea in support of exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 16 and participated in various other international exercises. He also completed Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course, obtaining his instructor tab and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Black Belt, served as the Company’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) representative, and attended multiple periods of instruction and training at Jungle Warfare Training Center. In 2017, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
In 2017, Captain Stoy checked into Company B (Bravo), 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion as a Platoon Commander. During his time with Bravo, he participated in Northern Strike 17 at Camp Greyling, Exercise Walking Bear at Ft. Irwin NTC, and multiple company-battalion level exercises throughout the United States.
Captain Stoy deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission in 2019 as part of the Georgian Deployment Program, Georgian Liaison Team Rotation 9. Upon completing Marine Corps Foreign Security Forces Advisor Course, he deployed to Georgia to attach to the 43rd Georgian Light Infantry Battalion for pre-deployment training. Following a three-month work-up, they deployed to Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan for a seven-month deployment. There, he served as the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Team Leader for the entire base. In addition to his QRF duties, he served as the Task Force Cobalt Civil-Military Operations Officer (CMO) and as PSD OIC for BAF’s Commanding General. As the Task Force CMO, he was responsible for communications with the local government; developing, executing, and supervising the training for the local Afghan National Army (ANA); and helped identify training/logistical needs of the ANA conducting local patrols. Captain Stoy was promoted to his current rank in July 2019.
Upon returning to Bravo Company in 2020, Capt Stoy was assigned as Company Executive Officer, where he served until October 2021.
In December 2021, Captain Stoy assumed Command of Company E, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.
Capt Stoy’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “C” device and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.