Colonel Eric S. Livingston
Commander, Marine Depot Maintenance Command
Colonel Eric Livingston was born in Ottumwa, Iowa and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1987. During his enlistment he attained the rank of sergeant as the Mortar Section Leader with 2d Battalion, 24th Marines, and served in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He completed Officer Candidate School Platoon Leaders Class in 1992 and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
2ndLt Livingston attended The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia, graduating with honors from Bravo Company 2-94. Following graduation from TBS, he was assigned to 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for on-the-job training as a supply officer.
In December 1995, 1stLt Livingston graduated from the Ground Supply Officers Course and reported to Joint Task Force-160 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the assistant J-4, supply officer and the comptroller for the Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG) during Operation Sea Signal. After the JLSG disbanded, 1stLt Livingston returned to 2d Supply Battalion to serve as the battalion organic supply officer and later assumed the duties as the commanding officer for Headquarters and Services Company, 2d Supply Battalion.
In December 1998, Captain Livingston assumed duties as the Supply Management Analysis Team, officer-in-charge for the Materiel Readiness Branch, 3d Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan. During his deployment with 3d Marine Division he also served as the Logistics Readiness Inspection Team Coordinator and later as the Assistant Division Supply Officer.
In December 2001, Captain Livingston departed 3d Marine Division to attend the Combined Logistics Officer’s Advance Course, US Army Logistics Management College, Ft Lee, Virginia. After graduation he executed follow-on assignment to Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia where he worked in the Combat Service Support Branch, Doctrine Division as the logistic operations officer and parachute operations doctrine officer from July 2002 to July 2005.
Major Livingston reported to the 2d Marine Logistics Group (MLG) in July 2005 and served as Executive Officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion (Forward) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 04-06. Upon returning from Iraq, he served as Executive Officer, Combat Logistics Regiment-27 until August 2006 when he assumed command of Headquarters Company, 2d MLG (Forward) for deployment in support of OIF 06-08. Upon returning from Iraq he served as the Operations Officer for Combat Logistics Regiment-25.
In June 2008, Major Livingston reported to the Logistics Plans, Policies and Strategic Mobility Division, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters US Marine Corps as the Supply Policy Officer. In June 2009 LtCol Livingston assumed command of 3d Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment-35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, Okinawa, Japan until June 2011 when he departed Okinawa to attend the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he received a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies and National Security.
LtCol Livingston was then assigned to the United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois where he has served as the Branch Chief supporting the AFRICOM, EUCOM, and CENTCOM theaters of operations, liaison officer to the United States Forces Command in Afghanistan, Chief of the Deployment and Distribution Operations Center and Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Element, U.S. TRANSCOM.
Colonel Livingston was promoted to his current rank on 1 September 2015.
Colonel Livingston is also a graduate of the Army Airborne Course, Marine Corps Logistics Education Program, Advanced Logistics Operations Course, and the School of Infantry.