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3d Radio Battalion

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kāneʻohe Bay
Lieutenant Colonel William V. Osborne

3d Radio Battalion Commanding Officer

LtCol Osborne enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998.  After completing recruit training at Parris Island, he was assigned to Supply Company, 4th Supply Battalion.  He was commissioned in 2000 after graduating from the George Washington University.

 

In 2001, he was assigned to Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3d Marine Division and served as 1st Platoon Commander, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer.  He deployed on exercises and operations throughout the Pacific, including with Battalion Landing Team 3/3, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and as the Ground Combat Element Commander for 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Joint Task Force-535 during disaster relief operations in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon NANMADOL.  In 2005, he deployed as an advisor team leader with the Iraqi Oil Protection Force and Electricity Protection Security Service, working mainly in Iraq’s southeastern provinces.

 

His initial intelligence assignment was as Operations Officer and All-source Fusion Platoon Officer-in-Charge, Company B, Intelligence Support Battalion.  In 2008, LtCol Osborne served in Afghanistan as S2, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines and again in 2010 as Operations Officer, Technical Intelligence Branch, C2, Regional Command (Southwest) .  From 2012-2015 he was S2, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and S2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – US Africa Command, deploying throughout the EUCOM, AFRICOM, and CENTCOM AORs.  Additional assignments include Assessment Officer, Intelligence Department, Headquarters, Marine Corps; Operations Officer, Indo-Pacific Division, Joint Intelligence Operations Center/J2, US Pacific Command; and Operations Officer, G2, Marine Forces Pacific.

 

LtCol Osborne is a graduate of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, and a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.  He holds a master’s degree in International Studies from the Korbel School at the University of Denver.   LtCol Osborne is the recipient of the 2009 National Military Intelligence Association Col Donald J. Cook Award.