Col Scott Blankenship
SgtMaj Lance Oufnac
Col. Scott Blankenship
In 1984, Colonel Blankenship entered the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Course Program after graduating from Western Kentucky University.
Colonel Blankenship has served in various command assignments in both the Operating Forces and the supporting establishment, to include: Platoon Commands in Marine Wing Communications Squadron, Third Marine Aircraft Wing; Company command in First Marine Division; and Battalion command in Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.
His staff assignments have included: Company Executive Officer, Eighth Communications Battalion; Contingencies and Exercise Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency-Pacific; Battalion Operations Officer, Seventh Communications Battalion; Aide-de-Camp, Commanding General III MEF; Deputy G-6, First Marine Division; Network Operations Center Branch Chief, HQ, United States Forces Japan; Regimental Operations Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD, San Diego; Assistant Chief of Staff G-6, Marine Forces Pacific; and, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC .
Colonel Blankenship is a graduate of the following schools: The Basic School; Basic Communications Officer Course; Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course; Winter Mountain Leaders Course; Command and Control Systems Course; Marine Command and staff College (Non-resident); Joint Forces Staff College; Air War College (Non-resident); and the Naval War College.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College
His personal decorations include: the Legion Of Merit, with gold star in lieu of second award, Defense Meritorious Service medal (with oak leaf cluster in lieu of second award); The Meritorious Service medal (with gold star in lieu of second award); the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation medal (with gold star); the Joint Service Achievement medal; the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement medal.
Colonel Blankenship and his wife Kristie have two daughters, Abigail, age 16, and Annie, age 14.
SgtMaj Lance Oufnac