Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Eric J. Henzler
Inspector-Instructor, Combat Logistics Battalion 23

Lieutenant Colonel Henzler is originally from Woodridge, Illinois where he enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1993 and served in the Financial Management community for six years. In 1999, he was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and studied at the University of Illinois Chicago where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance in May 2003. Following his commission and the completion of his military training curriculum, he was designated a Ground Supply Officer (3002).

Lieutenant Colonel Henzler served in multiple leadership and staff positions throughout his career. From 2004-2006, he was the Supply Officer for 1st Battalion, 3d Marines where he supported combat operations in Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In late 2006, he transferred to Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific where he served as the Supply Officer and Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General until August 2009.

In September 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Henzler was assigned to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38 in Miramar, California where he served as both the Supply Officer and the Headquarters and Service Company Commander. At the end of his tour, he was assigned as an Individual Augment to U.S. Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) where he served as a logistics planner in the J4 Directorate from December 2011 to May 2012.

Following resident career-level education, Lieutenant Colonel Henzler served as a Logistics Analyst at Marine Corps Logistics Command for one year before being subsequently assigned as the Supply and Container Management Branch Head, Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Florida. Upon completion of his tour, he was assigned to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Bahrain where he served as the Logistics Operations Officer from August 2017 to June 2018. During this assignment, he was selected to attend resident intermediate-level school at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, Ontario.

Following completion of the Canadian Joint Command and Staff Program in June 2019, he assumed duties as the Material Management Branch Head, G-4, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, VA where he served until June 2020.

His formal military education includes both Expeditionary Warfare School and Marine Corps Command and Staff College Distance Education Programs. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Defense Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.