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Lieutenant Colonel Farsaad

Lieutenant Colonel Farsaad serves as the Commanding Officer of First Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region, San Diego, CA. LtCol Farsaad was born on 30 July 1981 in Tehran, Iran, and was raised in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and attended boot camp at MCRD San Diego in May 2000, graduating with Company I, 3d Recruit Training Battalion. He was assigned to 3d ANGLICO in Terminal Island, California, where he served as a Field Radio Operator. While at 3d ANGLICO, LtCol Farsaad also attended the University of Southern California, earning a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in Public Policy and Management in May 2002 and then receiving his commission. From 2012-2013, LtCol Farsaad attended the Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Military Law with a specialty in Criminal Law. He was then assigned to the legal staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps at Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as Assistant Deputy Director for Community Development, Strategy, and Plans (CDSP), and following a reorganization of the Division, as Deputy Branch Head for CDSP. In 2018, LtCol Farsaad was assigned to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, where he served as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, providing administrative law advice and ethics counseling to the Commander and his staff. LtCol Farsaad also simultaneously served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Marine Corps Element. LtCol Farsaad’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2d Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. LtCol Farsaad has been married for 17 years and has two children.

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