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Inspector-Instructor, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion Lieutenant Colonel John K. Hood
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Lieutenant Colonel Hood is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps and earned the title Marine on September 1, 1995.   Upon completion of five years within the Selected Marine Corps Reserve, Sergeant Hood graduated from Auburn University and Officer Candidate School in the summer of 2000.  Upon completion of The Basic School in March of 2001, 2nd Lieutenant Hood was assigned the 0203 Ground Intelligence Officer MOS.

 

Following completion MOS formal schools, 2nd Lieutenant Hood executed orders to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and assumed duties as the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander in October, 2001.  1st Lieutenant Hood would deploy to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM I and II as the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander and Battalion Intelligence Officer in 2003 and 2004.

 

Upon return from his second deployment, 1st Lieutenant Hood executed orders to Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico for duties as the Officer-in-Charge of the Scout Sniper Instructor School from 2004-2007.  Promoted to Captain and selected for resident career level school, Captain Hood executed orders to Expeditionary Warfare School for the 2007-08 academic year.

 

Upon completion of school as a distinguished graduate, Captain Hood executed orders to 2d Reconnaissance Battalion for duties as the Charlie Company Commander.  He would then serve as an individual augment to Regimental Combat Team 6 and command the Headquarters Company during a deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2009.  Returning to 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, Captain Hood assumed duties as the Bravo Company Commander and deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010-11.  Promoted to Major and selected for resident intermediate level school, Major Hood executed orders to Marine Corps Command & Staff College for the 2011-12 academic year.

 

Upon completion of school, Major Hood executed orders to Expeditionary Warfare School where he would serve as a Faculty Advisor and Curriculum Developer from 2012-2015. Following his tour on the EWS staff, Major Hood executed orders to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit for duties as the Intelligence Officer.  Major Hood completed a deployment to the Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility in 2016 providing support to operations in Iraq, Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden.

 

Upon completion of duties with the MEU and selected for Lieutenant Colonel, Major Hood executed orders to the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group in June, 2017 as the Intelligence Division Head.  During this tour, Lieutenant Colonel Hood was selected to command the Inspector Instructor Staff, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Hood’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 1 gold star, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ 3 gold stars, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon w/ 1 gold star.

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