Lieutenant Colonel Lance J. Langfeldt
Lieutenant Colonel Langfeldt is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1990. Following Recruit Training and School of Infantry he was assigned to Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. Upon completion of barracks duty he was assigned to 1st Battalion, Fifth Marines. During his tour with 1/5, he deployed with the 31st MEU serving as both a Squad Leader and Coxswain. After his promotion to Sergeant and completion of enlistment, he returned home to complete his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
In 1997 he was commissioned. After completing The Basic School, Armor Officer Basic Course, and Scout Platoon Leader’s Course he was assigned to 2d Tank Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC. During this tour, he served as a Tank Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer.
In October 2000, he was transferred to The Basic School where he served as a Staff Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Warfighting Instructor. In 2003 he attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, VA.
In June 2004, he was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 29 Palms, CA. During this tour he served as a Company Commander and Operations Officer. As a Company Commander, he deployed his company in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM III.
In June 2006, he reported to Manpower Management, Headquarters Marine Corps where he served as a Company Grade Monitor and Joint Officer Matters Officer. In June 2009, he was reassigned to Recruiting Station Indianapolis for duty as Commanding Officer.
Following completion of RS Command, he reported to the United Kingdom Advanced Command and Staff College in July 2012. He completed the course and attained his MA in Defense Studies from Kings College London. In August 2013 he reported for duty as the Operations Officer, 12th Marine Corps District, MCRD San Diego, CA. In June 2016 he assumed command of 2d Tank Battalion.
LtCol Langfeldt’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and 2 Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
He is married to the former Cristy Lynn Miller of Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children: Clay 17, Colin 16, and Devon 14.