Stephen M. McNeil
United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant Colonel McNeil is a native of Concord, New Hampshire and was raised in East Andover, NH. He attended Northern Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2001. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2004, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in December 2004.
Upon completion of The Basic School, Lieutenant McNeil attended Adjutant’s Course at Camp Johnson, NC before being assigned to 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California. Lieutenant McNeil completed two deployments with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, the first to the Al Anbar province of Iraq in 2007, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.1, and the second to Afghanistan in 2008 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In March 2009, Captain McNeil was assigned to 1st Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. During his two years aboard the Depot Captain McNeil served in a variety of billets including Series Commander, Company Executive Officer, Operations Officer, and Headquarters Company Commander.
In June 2011, Captain McNeil received orders to Quantico, Virginia to serve as a Company Grade officer monitor at Manpower Management Officer Assignments, and Retention & Release Officer, Manpower Management Plans and Programs.
After graduating from Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School in 2013, Captain McNeil reported to 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. In June 2015, Major McNeil was re-assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force where he served as the G-1 Operations Officer until June 2017.
After graduating from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 2018, Major McNeil was re-assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, Manpower & Reserve Affairs where he served as Deputy Section Head, Secretariat, Deputy Commandant’s Action Group. Following this, in 2020 Lieutenant Colonel McNeil was re-assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force where he served as the Deputy AC/S G-1.