LTC J. MARC LEGARE
LTC J. Marc LeGare was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 4, 1959. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1981, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His Military schooling includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Military Studies Program and the Armed Forces Staff College.
During his initial assignments, LTC LeGare served as rifle platoon leader, executive officer, S-1 and headquarters company executive officer in 1st Battalion 36th Infantry (M), Federal Republic of Germany, from 1982-1984. Following graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he served as Battalion Motor Officer, and rifle company commander in 1st Battalion 31st Infantry (M), in the Republic of Korea from 1985-1987.
Upon his return to the United States, LTC LeGare attended the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he recieved a Masters Degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis. He was then assigned as a Combat Developments staff officer at Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, from 1989-1991.
After graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 1992, he attended the School of Advanced Military Studies, where he received a Masters Degree in Military Arts and Science. In 1993 he was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas, as a Tactical Planner, G3, 1st Infantry Division (M). From 1994-1995 he served as S3, 1st Battalion 16th Infantry.
In 1995, LTC LeGare was assigned to the Joint Staff, where he served first as a Force Structure Analyst, and later as Chief, Force Apportionment Branch, Forces Division, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, J-8. In July 1998 LTC LeGare was assigned as the Deputy Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison, Fort Hood. From July 7, 1999 LTC LeGare served as the 1/22 Infantry Battalion Commander at Fort Hood, Texas. In June of 2001 he retired from the US Army with 20 years active service.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Staff Achievement Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Acheivement Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge.
LTC LeGare and his wife Anne have five children: Leigh, Mark, Daniel and the twins, Joanna and Hannah.
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