Col Michael C. Monti, U.S. Marine Corps, is the Executive Officer for Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific. He assumed this position in August 2019.
Colonel Michael C. Monti is a native of Steubenville, Ohio – home of Weirton Steel Mill and the movie “The Deer Hunter.” He graduated from Miami of Ohio University and commissioned in the United States Marine Corps through the Officer Candidates Course (OCC) and was assigned an Infantry MOS.
During his career, Col Monti has served under all three MEFs, Marine Forces Reserve (MFR), and the four Marine Divisions. He has commanded Rifle and Weapons Platoons, a Rifle Company, and reserve Infantry Battalion. Col Monti has served as an Operations Officer at the Battalion, MEU, and MEB levels.
Additional billets include working counterdrug operations with JTF-6, a tour as a Planner at III MEF, two Inspector-Instructor assignments, a tour at TECOM, and joint duty at USSOCOM. Col Monti most recently completed two years as the N5 for 7th Fleet.
He attended one-year resident courses at the ranks of Captain, Major, and Colonel, in addition to the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW).
His dad served 34 years in the USAF and subsequently taught elementary school as a career, and his mother has been an RN for 52 years and is still working. His brother is a businessman in Austin, and his sister a house wife in Chicago.
Col Monti is married to Zainab Darwich who is a flight attendant, and they have a daughter, two boys, and a Labrador. He was promoted to Colonel in July of 2014.
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