Brigadier General Coglianese
Commanding General, MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton
Brigadier General Coglianese was born in New Jersey in 1960. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant following graduation from Indiana University in 1983. Upon graduation from The Basic School and Motor Transport Officer's Course, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines as the Battalion Motor Transport Officer at Camp Foster, Okinawa.
In 1985, Brigadier General Coglianese was assigned to Detachment Bravo, 2d Marine Wing Support Group 27 (MWSG-27) as the Engineer Officer at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, S.C. In 1987, he served as the Motor Transport Officer for Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 (MWSS 273).
Following completion of the Army Transportation Officer's Advance Course in Newport News, V.A. in 1988, Brigadier General Coglianese was assigned to 2nd Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group (2nd SRIG) as the Group Motor Transport and Engineer Officer at Camp Lejeune, N.C. In 1989, he was assigned as the Company Commander, Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd SRIG, and in that billet, deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Once returning to the United States, Brigadier General Coglianese was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Infantry (2nd LAI) Battalion to serve as the S-4. In 1993, he was assigned to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, N.Y. to serve as the Marine Corps Representative.
In 1996, he attended the Naval Command and Staff course at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. and earned an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. Upon graduation, Brigadier General Coglianese was assigned to Combat Service Support Group-3 (CSSG-3) at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, H.I., where he served as the operations officer. In 1998, he became the Group's executive officer. He also served as the Combat Service Support Detachment 78 (CSSD-78) Commander in support of Operation Crocodile '99 in Australia.
In 2000, Brigadier General Coglianese reported to Central Command (CENTCOM) as a member of the Joint Security Directorate (JSD) at MacDill Air Force Base, F.L. In November of 2001, he deployed to Afghanistan as the assistant operations officer for Task Force Bowie in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In June of 2002, he became the first Marine to be assigned as the J-4 for Special Operations Command, Central Command (SOCCENT). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as the J-4 Directorate for Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command (CFSOCC).
In 2003, Brigadier General Coglianese took command of the Marine Expeditionary Unit's Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24). In June 2004, he deployed with the 24th MEU to Iraq's Northern Babil Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. On returning from his deployment, he then attended Penn State University as the senior Marine Fellow, Supply Chain & Information Systems Program.
In 2006, Brigadier General Coglianese returned to Camp Lejeune and began serving as Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC).
Brigadier General Coglianese assumed command of Combat Logistics Regiment 27 (CLR-27), 2d Marine Logistics Group in 2007. In 2008, he deployed as the 2d Marine Logistics Group (Fwd) Chief of Staff and subsequently assumed command of Combat Logistics Regiment 27 (Fwd).
In December 2009 Brigadier General Coglianese returned from deployment and again assumed command of CLR-27. In July 2010 Brigadier General Coglianese was assigned to the Pentagon as Deputy Director for Operations, J-3 (NMCC-3), Joint Staff.
In November 2011, Brigadier General Coglianese assumed his current position as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, where he oversees five Marine Corps bases and stations.
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