Distinctive Unit Insignia

551st Signal Battalion
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551st Signal Battalion
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LTC

Lieutenant Colonel Marcus A. Reese

LTC

Lieutenant Colonel Marcus A. Reese was commissioned as a Signal Officer in 1990 after graduating from Morehouse College with a degree in Accounting, and holds a Masters Degree in Management from Webster University.
 
Lieutenant Colonel Reese’s initial assignment after the Signal Basic Course was with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1116th Signal Battalion, Fort Shafter, Hawaii where he served as a Platoon Leader and Communications-Electronics Officer. He was reassigned to Bravo Company, 125th Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Reese also served with 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as the Battalion Signal Officer.
 
Following the Signal Advanced Course, he served as the Commander of Charlie Company, 369th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia. After command, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky serving as the Battalion Signal Officer, and deploying with the battalion in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force – Southwest Asia as the Task Force Signal Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Reese was reassigned to 1st Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the Battalion Signal Officer, and deploying in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as the Task Force Signal Officer.
 
Lieutenant Colonel Reese attended the Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with a follow on assignment with 20th Area Support Group, Camp Henry, South Korea as the Group Signal Officer.
Next, he served with 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia as the Battalion Operations and Executive Officer, and deploying with the battalion in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
 
After two years with 63rd Signal Battalion, he was assigned to Joint Systems Integration Center, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia as a Project Manager and Deputy Technical Director.
 Lieutenant Colonel Reese’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Commendation Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.