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Lieutenant Colonel Philipp E. D. Rigaut
1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment

A native of Paris, France, Lieutenant Colonel Philipp Edouard Daniel Rigaut graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and French and was commissioned in 2005.

LtCol Rigaut's assignments in the Marine operating forces include Rifle Platoon Commander, Company K, Weapons Platoon Commander, Company L, and the Assistant Operations Officer at 3d Battalion, 6th Marines in Camp Lejeune, NC; Company Executive Officer at Company B, Company Commander at Company C, and Battalion Executive Officer at 2d Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Lejeune, NC; and Assistant Operations Officer, Company Commander, Company A, and Battalion Operations Officer at 1st Battalion, 3d Marines in Marine Corps Base Hawaii. His deployment experience includes multiple rotations to Iraq, numerous theater security cooperation exercises, and unit deployment program rotations to Okinawa, JP. 

LtCol Rigaut's other assignment include Operations Research Analyst and Marine Corps Representative at the Center for Naval Analyses in Arlington, VA, where he co-authored 16 peer-reviewed studies; and Brigade Plans, Education, and Evaluation Officer (B5) at the 6ème Brigade légère blindée in Nîmes, France, where he deployed in the Sahel for Operation BARKHANE as the Joint Plans officer for Poste de commandement interarmées de théâtre-Barkhane.

LtCol Rigaut is currently assigned as the Inspector Instructor, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines.

LtCol Rigaut graduated from the Expeditionary Warfare School, Naval Command and Staff College, and earned Masters in International Relations and Operations Research.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.