Col Steven Sutey

Senior Military Fellow

United States Marine Corps

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Colonel Steven Sutey recently completed a two-year assignment with Joint Staff Directorate for Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J-5) where he drafted military strategy and led the development of a global war plan for one of the security threats in the National Defense Strategy.

A career infantryman, Colonel Sutey began his service as an Assualtman in the Marine Corps Reserve and has led Marines and Sailors from the squad to the battalion level. His service in the Fleet Marine Forces involved both amphibious and expeditionary operations as he led units that responded to crisis and contingencies in the South Pacific and Middle East, commanded forces engaged in ground combat and counter-insurgency operations Iraq and Afghanistan, and deployed to Australia as commander of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin.

Colonel Sutey also mentored midshipmen and instructed at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, led platoons at Officer Candidates School, and served at Headquarters Marine Corps.

Colonel Sutey majored in history at La Roche College and earned master’s degrees from North Carolina State University, the Marine Corps University School of Advanced Warfighting, and the National Defense University Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow.

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