On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center, Col Laura Little, USMC, was our guest at the Clubs at Quantico for an Industry Mixer.  She presented the current Network Operations and Defense posture of the Marine Corps and provided insight to emerging Cyber Operations.

A copy of the brief can be downloaded here.

Colonel Laura Little is a native of Endwell, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1986 with a B.A. in Computer Science and was commissioned through Officer Candidates School in December 1986.

Current Command Assignment:

Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center, Quantico, VA

Previous Command Assignments:

Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD Parris Island, SC
Recruiting Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Support Company, 9th Communications Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA
Data Communications Platoon, 9th Communications Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA
1st Platoon, Charlie Company, Officer Candidates School, Quantico, VA
Data Communications Section, 1st FSSG ISMO, Camp Pendleton, CA
Programming Section, 1st FSSG ISMO, Camp Pendleton, CA

Staff Assignments:

Chief, Strategic Communications Division; Network Plans & Policy Division; & Communications Resource Division, C4 Department, HQMC, Washington, D.C
Special Projects Officer, G3, MCRD Parris Island, SC
Operations Officer, CJ-6, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom
Action Officer, Director’s Action Group, J6, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
MAGTF Command & Control Systems Trainer, Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, CA
Data Systems Officer, Communications Detachment, Combined Task Force, Operation United Shield, Mombasa, Kenya
System Manager/Simulation Analyst, Marine Corps Wargaming & Combat Simulation Center, Quantico, VA
Assistant Operations Officer, AT–MAGTF, Operation Ahaus Tara, Honduras
Adjutant, 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton, CA


Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service x2, Joint Service Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation x3, Joint Service Achievement, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement

Colonel Little has attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Joint Air Command and Control Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Data Systems Officer Course, and The Basic School.

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