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Name:  Anthony Q. Hattey
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Branch:  US Marine Corps
Status:   Activated Reservist with Operation Enduring Freedom
Billet:   Operations Officer
Senior Billet Held:  Commanding Officer

LtCol Hattey was born in Detroit , Michigan and raised in San Jose , California .  He was commissioned a second lieutenant via the PLC program in May 1984 following graduation from the University of California , Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies.

Following The Basic School in 1984, LtCol Hattey was assigned as a Latin American desk officer in the Western Regional Branch, Plans Division, PP&O, HQMC. There he worked actions related to Marine Corps interaction with South and Central American militaries.  In the fall of 1985, he reported to 3d Battalion, 2d Marines serving as a rifle and weapons platoon commander during deployments to WESTPAC and Northern Norway . In 1987, LtCol Hattey transferred to Marine Detachment UNITAS and served as the weapons platoon commander for UNITAS/ WATC-87. Upon his returned he served as the adjutant and legal officer for 2d Marines.

In March 1988, LtCol Hattey reported to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Atlantic and served as a FAST platoon commander until July 1990, deploying in support of Marine Forces Panama in 1989.  He also participated in a II MEF sourced counterdrug initiative in Colombia in March, 1990.





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