In 1984, Brigadier General Lebidine enlisted in the Marine Corps, graduating Honorman at MCRD Parris Island.
In 1986, after being meritoriously promoted to corporal, he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. After completion of OCS, Basic School, Army Ranger School, and Airborne training, he served as a Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer in 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (MEU-SOC). His second deployment included Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
In 1994, after a tour at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve. During his tour with 4th LAR Bn, he served as the Delta Company Commander, Fire Support Coordinator, and the Battalion Executive Officer.
In 2003, Brigadier General Lebidine mobilized to serve as the Executive Officer of the I Marine Headquarters Group, I MEF, for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He eventually constructed and served as the Camp Commander of Camp Babylon, Iraq.
In 2004, Brigadier General Lebidine served as the Battalion Commander of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines.
In 2006, Brigadier General Lebidine mobilized to serve on the I MEF Staff, and was selected to advise an Iraqi Army Brigade in Al Qaim, Iraq.
In 2007, Brigadier General Lebidine served as the Operations Officer for 3D Civil Affairs Group.
In 2008, Brigadier General Lebidine mobilized and served on the MNF-I, CJ3 Staff as the Advisor/LNO to the Iraqi Prime Minister’s National Operations Center.
In 2009, Brigadier Lebidine was selected as the Commanding Officer, 3D Civil Affairs Group. He was mobilized and served as the Assistant Chief of Staff C9 in charge of Governance & Development during the I MEF (FWD) deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from March 2010 - March 2011.
In Nov 2011 - July 2012, Brigadier Lebidine served as the Chief of Staff for the Force Command Element, Javelin Thrust 12–LSE 1.
Brigadier General Lebidine’s personal decorations include Legion of Merit (with gold star), Bronze Star (with two gold stars), Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon (with gold star). He holds a BA degree from the University of Florida, a JD degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School, and a Masters Degree in Security Studies from the US Army War College.
Brigadier General Lebidine is married to Angie Lebidine and they have two daughters Brooke (9) and Brynne (6).