Headshot of Todd J. Oneto, MA, MS

Todd J. Oneto, MA, MS

Colonel (Ret.), United States Marine Corps

Todd J. Oneto, MA, MS

Todd Oneto is a 29-year Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. He was a CH-46E helicopter pilot with multiple Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployments and has twice deployed to combat in Iraq.  Key operational achievements include participation in the 2003 Jessica Lynch rescue mission, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts in Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami and directing relief efforts in Pakistan following the floods of 2010.

Colonel Oneto commanded a Reinforced Helicopter Squadron (HMM-165) that deployed as the Aviation Combat Element for the 15th MEU (and earned the Marine Corps Aviation Association’s “Medium-Lift Squadron of the Year”). He also commanded the “Largest Battalion in the Marine Corps,” Headquarters & Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Additionally, Colonel Oneto served as the Director for the Marine Corps’ Operations Analysis Division.

Colonel Oneto’s staff assignments were with Headquarters Marine Corps, Programs & Resources, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment/Program Evaluation and as the Senior Marine Advisor to the U.S. Naval War College (where he taught Leadership Concepts, Decision Making, and Leadership in the Profession of Arms in the College of Leadership & Ethics).

He is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Warfare School and Command & Staff College (both non-resident). He also has an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Greater New Haven State Technical College, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Central Connecticut State University, a Master of Science in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Colonel Oneto’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, six Air Medals (with a Combat Distinguishing device), Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and a Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

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