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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
Unit Leaders
Colonel James T. Iulo Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe & Africa

A native of Connecticut, Colonel Iulo graduated from Western Connecticut State University and was commissioned in 1991.


His service in the Operating Forces includes:  Rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, 81mm Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and Operations Officer with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines where he participated in Operations Provide Hope in Somalia and Operation Distant Runner in Burundi as part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC).  He also served as Weapons Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, once again deploying with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC); Assistant Current Operations Officer for 1st Marine Division; Future Operations Officer for 3rd Marine Division; and Deputy Current Operations Officer for Multi-National Forces West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Colonel Iulo also served as the G-3/5 for Marine Forces Reserve and Chief of Staff of U.S. Marine Forces Command.


Colonel Iulo’s command assignments include Recruiting Station Fort Worth, Texas from 2002 to 2005; Inspector-Instructor Staff 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines from 2007-2009; and the 1st Marine Corps District from 2014-2017.


His service outside the Operating Forces includes serving as a Tactics Instructor, Staff Platoon Commander, and Company Executive Officer at The Basic School; Aide-de-Camp, Marine Corps University; J95 Operations and Plans Chief and J33 Chief Current Operations Division, U.S. Africa Command from July 2010 to July 2013.


Colonel Iulo is a graduate of the Summer Mountain Leaders Course, MAWTS-1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Amphibious Warfare School with honors, the Marine Corps Staff College, and the Naval War College, both with distinction.  He holds multiple advanced degrees including a Master’s Degree in Military Studies and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.


Colonel Iulo’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of second and third awards, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.