HQBN Commanding Officer


LtCol ConsaulH. Parker Consaul
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Marine Corps


LtCol Consaul reported to Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA in January 2004 and accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant on 26 March 2004.  After finishing The Basic School in September 2004, he attended the Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course in Fort Knox, KY.  He graduated in March 2005 with the 1802 Armor Officer MOS. 

Reporting to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein) in Twentynine Palms, CA in March 2005, LtCol Consaul assumed the billet of 3rd Platoon Commander, Company B.  He deployed to Iraq in September 2005 where his platoon conducted combat operations in Al Anbar. After returning in May 2006, he was selected as the Tank Platoon Commander for Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).   He deployed in April 2007 to again conduct combat operations in Iraq.  Returning from the MEU in December 2007, he held the billet of H&S Company Executive Officer until June 2008.

LtCol Consaul checked into the G3/5 at Combat Development and Integration Command (CD&I) at Quantico, VA, in July 2008 as a concept and strategy staff officer.  He was then selected for resident PME and attended Expeditionary Warfare School from July 2010 - June 2011.  

In July 2011, he reported back to 1st Tank Battalion and became the Company Commander for Company E.  He quickly took an individual augment billet as the Team Leader for an Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) Training and Advisor Team.  Deploying to Afghanistan in November 2011, his team advised and executed combat operations with the ANCOP in Kabul and the Helmand Province areas of Sangin and Gareshk.  Upon returning from Afghanistan in June 2012, LtCol Consaul assumed command of Company C, 1st Tank Battalion.  He was then chosen to be the Battalion’s Operations Officer in April 2013.    

In July 2014, LtCol Consaul joined Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, and assumed the position as Team Leader, Heavy Team, for the Product Manager, Anti-Armor Systems, Infantry Weapon Systems.  Selected for resident PME, he then attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College, graduating in May 2018 with a Masters in military studies.

LtCol Consaul reported back to 1st Tank Battalion in June 2018, where he assumed the billet of Battalion Executive Officer.  In July 2019, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as the Liaison Officer to the Special Operations Joint Task Force for SPMAGTF-CR-CC-19.2, returning in May 2020.

In August 2020, LtCol Consaul reported to Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. FIFTH Fleet in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  There he served as both the Engagement Branch Head in the N5, and the Fleet Marine Officer until May 2023.

His personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (Gold Star in lieu of third award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon (Gold Star in lieu of second award).



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