Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2015
United States Marine Corps}
Colin Carroll is a U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Officer serving as the Special Activities Planner at the Marine Corps Information Operations Center. He is a decorated combat veteran and has deployed to Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom four times, witnessing the course of US operations play out in Helmand Province from before the surge through the recent retrograde. He has filled billets as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander and Reconnaissance Company Executive Officer for 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, the Staff Intelligence Officer for 2d Battalion 9th Marines, and most recently as the Regional Command South West [RC(SW)] Information Operations Targeteer. He will be transitioning from the military to civilian life in 2015.
Colin majored in Aerospace Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and is currently earning a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He resides with his wife Lindsey in Virginia.