United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Marshalee Clarke is a native of St. Ann, Jamaica and raised in Maryland. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1997. Following recruit training she served as an administrative clerk at Anacostia Naval Station, Washington D.C., and then transferred to Henderson Hall to work as a photographer and staff writer for Marines Magazine. After completion of the Platoon Leaders Course, she was commissioned in December 1999. Upon graduation from The Basic School (TBS) in 2000, she attended the Financial Management Officer’s Course at Camp Johnson, N.C.
Lieutenant Colonel Clarke has served as the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Command Element Assistant Budget Officer; a Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Budget Analyst; I MEF Forward Camp Commando, Kuwait Deputy Comptroller; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Deputy Budget Execution Officer; First Marine Aircraft Wing Exercise Budget Officer; III Marine Headquarters Group Comptroller; Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, U.S. Army Central Command Assistant Budget Officer and Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Budget Officer in support of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. She has also served as the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Fiscal Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Clarke received a secondary MOS as a Contracting Officer and has served as a contract specialist at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Regional Contracting Office Southwest and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa as the Uganda Contracting Officer and selected to serve of the Deputy Chief of Contracts for the Joint Contracting Office in Djibouti.
Lieutenant Colonel Clarke served as the Deputy Comptroller for MCRD Parris Island, S.C. and the Eastern Recruiting Region after which she served as the Support Battalion Executive Officer at MCRD Parris Island, S.C. Lieutenant Colonel Clarke also served as the Marine Corps Congressional Appropriations Liaison at the Pentagon.
She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Masters of Science in Public Administration, a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Science in International Management, a Certificate in Project Management, and a Doctorate of Management with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the Naval War College’s Command and Staff College and Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Lieutenant Colonel Clarke has served as President of the Okinawa and Low Country American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and is a member of the Women’s Marines Association. Lieutenant Colonel Clarke’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two wards), and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.