3rd Marine Division Leadership
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Adam R. Sacchetti
1st Battalion 3rd Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Adam Sacchetti is the Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment.  A Native of Walpole Massachusetts, he was Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Following Graduation with honors from Norwich University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Following graduation of the Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment as a Rifle Platoon Commander.  Completing the training program for the 22nd MEU (SOC), he deployed with BLT 1/6 and saw combat action in the Kandahar and Oruzgan Provinces of Afghanistan.  He was reassigned as a Weapons Platoon Commander and subsequently deployed as a Rifle and Weapons Platoon Commander as well as a Company FiST Leader and saw combat action in Fallujah Iraq.

Following his tour at 1st Battalion, 6th Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti Transferred to Naval Station Yorktown VA and assumed duties as 2d Platoon Commander, 2d Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company.   He deployed to both Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba, as well as Naval Station Rota Spain while serving as the ready FAST Platoon Commander for EUCOM and AFRICOM.  Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti was reassigned as the Executive Officer, 1st FAST Company and later assigned as the Commanding Officer, Headquarters Company, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment.

Following graduating with Distinction from Expeditionary Warfare School, Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti served as a Platoon Commander for a Candidate Platoon at Officer Candidate School as a summer augment.   He then returned to Camp Lejeune, NC and assumed duties as the Commanding Officer of Fox Company, 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.  He commanded Company F in combat in the Kariz-E-Saydi/Badula Qulp area of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.   Shortly after redeployment, he served briefly in the 2d Marine Division G-3 in the Current and Future Operations Sections before being selected as the Staff Secretary for the 2D Marine Division.  Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti was subsequently assigned the duties of Inspector-Instructor, Company A 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment in Brunswick, ME until selected for enrolment at the U.S. Naval War College.

Following graduation with distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti was assigned as the Executive Officer of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment.  He deployed with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines in support of Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  Upon redeployment from Australia, he was assigned as the Executive Officer of the 5th Marine Regiment.  Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti assumed command of the Lava Dogs of 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment in January 2021.

Lieutenant Colonel Sacchetti’s personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international management from Northeastern University in Boston.