The son of a retired Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Wood proudly claims Hawaii as his home state. A career infantryman, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1990, served as a light armored vehicle crewman and attained the rank of Corporal prior to being commissioned in 1995.
As a company grade officer he led two platoons and two companies in the Second and Third Marine Divisions and served as a staff officer and aide-de-camp at Headquarters, Marine Forces Pacific / Central Command. As a field grade officer, Lieutenant Colonel Wood has served tours as an infantry battalion operations officer, a Congressional fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives and as the Infantry Advocate at Headquarters Marine Corps. Prior to joining America’s Battalion, he served as the Operations Officer for the Corps’ most deployed infantry regiment, Third Marines.
In addition to being a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Armor Captains Career Course, Lieutenant Colonel Wood is an honor graduate of Marine Corps Recruit Training and a distinguished graduate of Command & Staff College.
He has completed five overseas deployments, including two with Marine Expeditionary Units and three in support of contingency operations in the Balkans and Afghanistan. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.