Colonel Sean Magee
Deputy Commander

Colonel Magee joined the Marine Corps in 1983 via the Platoon Leaders Course Program and graduated from PLC Seniors in 1985 as an honor graduate. Colonel Magee was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on February 12th 1987 upon graduation from Radford University in southern Virginia.  After completing The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, he reported to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines where he served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Fire Support Coordinator, Weapons Company Executive Officer, Weapons Company Detachment Commanding Officer and Executive Officer of Troops USS Denver from October 1987 to September 1991. During this period he participated in Operation Desert Saber, Shield, and Storm as part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Colonel Magee also participated in the Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake relief operations as part of a Special Purpose MAGTF.

From October 1991 to December 1993 Colonel Magee reported to School of Infantry West. Colonel Magee served as the S-3 Assistant Operations Officer for the School of Infantry and subsequently reported to Marine Combat Training Battalion where he served as the Commanding Officer, Fox Company. 

In June of 1995 Colonel Magee reported to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines. Colonel Magee served as the Anti Armor Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer.

In September of 1998 Colonel Magee reported to MTU CA 11 Public Affairs where he served as the Operations Officer and conducted the annual West Coast Media Symposiums.

From July of 1999 to October of 2002 Colonel Magee reported to 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group where he served as the S-1 Adjutant, S-6 Communications Officer, and Commanding Officer H&S Company.

In November of 2002 Colonel Magee reported to 1st Marine Division. Colonel Magee served as the Assistant Operation officer G-3. During this period, he deployed with the Division in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Colonel Magee also served as the LNO to 82nd Airborne for the relief in place for 1st Marine Division after the fall of Baghdad. Colonel Magee was also responsible for the coordination of Civil Affairs Activities in support of the six regional governances throughout the Division’s area of operations. Upon returning to the United States Colonel Magee served as the Deputy Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

From February of 2004 to March of 2007 Colonel Magee reported to the 3rd Civil Affairs Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Colonel Magee served as the 1st Det OIC, Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and 3rd CAG rear Commanding Officer. During his tour he deployed in support of 3rd Marine Division and III MEF as the CMO planner. Colonel Magee also deployed in support of JTF New Horizons Peru as the MARDET CO and CMO planner.

In May of 2007 Colonel Magee reported to RSP3, Mobilization Command, MARFORRES. Colonel Magee served as the Deputy 4th Tanks, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer RSP3.

In 2008 to 2009 Colonel Magee attended several PME schools, to include Mixed Martial Arts instructor’s course, Reserve Component National Security Course, and Advanced Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College.

In October 2009 Colonel Magee was slated to serve as the MARDET CO and Deputy Chief of Staff Plans for the Joint Planning Support Element, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, USTRANSCOM.

In January of 2014 Colonel Magee reported to 1st Marine Expeditionary force, where he served as the Joint Task Force Assessment and Plans officer.

In July 2015 Colonel Magee reported to his current assignment as the Deputy Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3.
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