Commanding Officer


Expeditionary Operations Training Group 
Officer In Charge

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher M. Frey


LtCol Frey was born and raised in Texas.  He attended Texas Christian University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science in 2002.  In 2004, he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. 

Upon completion of The Basic School, Lieutenant Frey attended Infantry Officers Course and subsequently reported to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines in Camp Pendleton, California.  While with 1/4, Lieutenant Frey served as a rifle platoon commander and weapons platoon commander, and deployed twice; once with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and once to Iraq. 

In 2008, Captain Frey reported to Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific (EWTGPAC) in Coronado, California and served three years as the Amphibious Raids and Water Survival Branch Officer in Charge (OIC). 

In 2012 and after graduating from the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia, Captain Frey reported to 1st Battalion, 3d Marines in Kaneohe, Hawaii.  Captain Frey served as the Bravo Company and Weapons Company Commander during two Unit Deployment Program-Hawaii (UDP-H) to Okinawa, Japan. 

Following Company Command and 18 months of language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, Major Frey attended the Korean Command and Staff College in Taejeon, South Korea.  Upon graduation in 2017, Major Frey reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and served and the 1st Battalion, 2d Marines Executive Officer during deployment with the 22d MEU. 

In 2019, Major Frey reported to the School of Infantry-East and served as the school's Operations Officer.  In 2020, LtCol Frey reported to III MEF and assumed the role as the Officer in Charge of III Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG).  

LtCol Frey is a graduate of numerous schools and recipient of several awards.  LtCol Frey is married to Katie Hall of Charleston, South Carolina.  They have four children: Eloise (11), Ernest (9), Elmer (6) and Elbert (4).