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Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division
Colonel Robert J. Hallett

Colonel Robert Hallett currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division. He previously
served as the Chief of Staff for the Division. Prior to that assignment, Colonel Hallett spent two years as the
Commanding Officer, 10th Marine Regiment, relinquishing command in 2021.


Assigned as an artillery officer from The Basic School, Colonel Hallett has served multiple tours with 10th and 12th
Marine Regiments in several fire support billets to include Forward Observer; Fire Support Team Leader; Battery
Commander of Battery G, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines; Battalion Logistics Officer; Battalion and Regimental
Operations Officer and Battalion and Regimental Executive Officer. He commanded 1st Battalion, 10th Marines from
2011 to 2013. He has several combat tours in Iraq, Central African Republic and Liberia and completed multiple
operational assignments to include Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR in the the Adriatic Sea, Operation ASSURED
RESPONSE in Monrovia, Liberia, Operation QUICK RESPONSE in the Central African Republic and Operations
IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE in Iraq.


His other assignments include instructor duty while assigned as the Officer in Charge of the Artillery Demonstration
Unit at The Basic School; Public Affairs Officer, MCB Quantico and Aide de Camp for the Commanding General,
MCB Quantico in 2000. In 2008, he reported to the J3, Joint Chiefs of Staff for duties as the Assistant Deputy
Director for Operations/Strike Advisor. From 2014 to 2015, he was assigned to the U.S. Army's School of Advanced
Military Studies as a seminar leader. In 2015, he transferred to III Marine Expeditionary Force and was assigned as
the G35, Future Operations Planner; G37, Training and Exercise Officer and G39, Fires and Effects Coordinator.
Prior to his regimental command tour, he was assigned as Director, Experiment Division for the Marine Corps
Warfighting Laboratory.


Colonel Hallett holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from The Catholic University of America, a Master
of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the
Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program in Fort Leavenworth, KS. Colonel Hallett and his wife Lee, a
Department of Defense Educational Activity 1st Grade Teacher, have three children.