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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel G. Beck
2d Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Beck is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Michigan in April 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. After The Basic School, he completed the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and was assigned to 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment as an 0802 in July 2009.

While at 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, LtCol Beck served as a Platoon Commander, Battery Executive Officer, and Battalion Fires Plans Officer, and completed a combat tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2010-2011. In May 2012, LtCol Beck reported to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California for training as a North-East Asia Foreign Area Officer (MOS 8243). Following graduation from NPS and the Defense Language Institute in May 2015, LtCol Beck was assigned to the US Embassy, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

In July 2016, LtCol Beck reported to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment. While assigned, he served as Battalion Assistant Logistics Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Battery Commander; additionally, LtCol Beck was the Battalion Fire Support Officer in support of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and completed a deployment in conjunction with the Unit Deployment Program in that capacity. In July 2018, LtCol Beck moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma and began a tour at the Fires Center of Excellence. At Fort Sill, LtCol Beck served as the Director of Officer Instruction and an instructor at the Field Artillery Captains Career Course.

In June 2020, LtCol Beck reported to the School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Following completion of the Advanced Military Studies Program and assignment of the 0505 MOS in May 2021, he was assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force, G-35. In the G-35, LtCol Beck served as the Korea Plans Officer, responsible for III MEF’s participation in the Freedom Shield series of exercises and development of the Republic of Korea-US Marine Corps partnership. In April of 2023, LtCol Beck assumed duties as an Operational Planner within the G-5 at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, responsible for Wing contingency planning and regional engagements. In June 2024, LtCol Beck reported to 2d Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment for service as Inspector-Instructor.

LtCol Beck’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Commandant’s Commendation.