Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan E. Langlois graduated from Norwich University in 1994, was commissioned as a second Lieutenant through the Platoon Leader’s Course and reported for duty at The Basic School in March 1995 followed by Primary Flight Training at NAS Pensacola.
Lieutenant Colonel Langlois was winged as a Naval Aviator in October 1997 where he then reported to HMLAT-303 for advanced flight training in the AH-1W Cobra Helicopter. He then reported to HMLA-167, MAG-26, 2nd MAW at MCAS New River. He served as the S-4A, current operations officer/schedule writer, Squadron Intelligence Officer, and Squadron Weapons and Tactics Instructor where he deployed with HMM-264 (REIN) twice with the 26th MEU/LF6F in 2000 and 2003.
Upon completion of his tour at New River, Lieutenant Colonel Langlois attended the Tactical Air Control Party school at EWTGPAC and was designated a Forward Air Controller then subsequently reported to the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) at Camp Pendleton where he served as the 1st Brigade Platoon Commander and Company Air Officer. He deployed with I MEF as the MEF CG’s PSD OIC and FAC ISO of OIF-II and participated in Operation Phantom Fury during the Battle of Fallujah.
After a successful tour with I MEF and 1st ANGLICO, Lieutenant Colonel Langlois reported to HMLA-367, MAG-39, in May 2005 to be the S-1/5/6 officer and then took over as the Operations Officer for the Squadron a year later. He deployed with the squadron ISO OIF 05-07 to Al Taqqadum, Iraq. After completing this tour, he returned to Camp Pendleton and served as the Squadron Director of Standardization and Safety (DSS). He was then assigned an IA billet as the Rotary Wing WTI for 3D MAW forward in support of OIF 06-08.
Lieutenant Colonel Langlois was selected to attend the Marine Corps Command and Staff College for the 2008-2009 academic year where he graduated with a Masters in Military Studies and was then assigned to HQMC, CD&I in Quantico, VA. After serving as the Presidential Vertical Lift and JTAC/JFO Program manager, he was interviewed and selected for a hot-fill billet at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. He took command of the Marine Corps Institute Company and also served as the Senior Host of the Barracks as well as the Parade Commander for the 2011 Parade Season.
In the summer of 2012, he reported to Camp Lejeune to serve in his present billet as the Executive Officer of the 22nd MEU.
Lieutenant Colonel Langlois’ decorations include the Air/Strike Flight medal (8th award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, and six Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.