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Major Adam S. Unkle Research, Analysis, and Policy Branch Head
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Major Unkle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2007. Upon graduation he attended OCS, TBS, and IOC becoming and Infantry Officer in June 2008.Following IOC, Major Unkle reported for duty at 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment in July 2008 and was assigned as a Weapons Platoon Commander in Charlie Company. He deployed with the unit to Camp Al-Taqqadum, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2009 to September 2009. Weapons platoon was split up between the company rifle platoons during this time, and Major Unkle served as the Provost Marshall for Camp Al-Taqqadum. Upon redeployment to Camp Lejeune, Major Unkle was assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) in Weapons Company. Major Unkle deployed as a CAAT Platoon Commander with his unit to Musa Qula, Helmand province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from September 2010 to March 2011.

In May 2011, Major Unkle reported to Marine Corps Recruiting Station Buffalo and assumed duties as the Operations Officer. In October 2011, he was promoted to Captain and served as the Operations Officer until June 2013, before being assigned as the Executive Officer until his departure in June 2014.

In July 2014, Major Unkle attended Expeditionary Warfare School, Quantico, Virginia. He graduated from the course in May 2015, and received orders to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

In June 2015, Major Unkle reported to SPMAGTF 16.1 as the Operations and Maneuver advisor with a Build Partnership Capacity team. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with SPMAGTF from October 2015 to March 2016, where he served as an Advise and Assist Officer to the 8th Iraqi Army Division.

Upon redeployment to Camp Pendleton, Major Unkle attended LAR Learder’s Course from April 2016 to May2016. After graduating and earning the LAR Officer MOS, he took command of Delta Company, 1st LAR in June 2016. He served as Company Commander until June 2017.

In July 2017, Major Unkle checked into the Force Fitness Division, TECOM. He is currently filling the billet as the branch head for policy and research.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with valor), and Combat Action Ribbon.

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