Commanding Officer, 2d Marine Regiment
Colonel Daniel Sullivan
Colonel Sullivan received his commission as a Second Lieutenant on 30 August 1990. Upon graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course he reported to 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During this tour he served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, and a Heavy Weapons Platoon Commander.
He transferred to Manpower and Reserve Affairs in Quantico, Virginia, for duty as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge, Ground Combat Arms Monitors, MMEA in January 1994. In June 1996, he attended the Amphibious Warfare School. Upon graduation, he transferred to 8th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for service as the Assistant Operations Officer.
In January 1998, he assumed command of Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines and deployed to Panama as the security force for the Panama Canal Zone and subsequently deployed with the 26th MEU, where he participated in OPERATION SHINING HOPE in Albania, and OPERATION NOBLE ANVIL in Kosovo. From November 1999 to June 2000, Colonel Sullivan served as the Weapons Company Commander until his transfer. He received the Leftwich Trophy for calendar year 1999.
In June 2000, he reported to the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia for service as the Officer-in-Charge for “Project Metropolis”. From August 2003 to June 2004 he attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College, where he was a distinguished graduate.
Colonel Sullivan transferred to 2d Battalion, 6th Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in June 2004 where served as the Battalion Executive Officer. In September 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06.2. In June 2006, he reported to the Joint Staff for service as the Readiness Operations Officer at the Global Operations Directorate.
In June 2008, he assumed command of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines and led the battalion in a deployment to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 09.1.
Colonel Sullivan was a CMC Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies 2010-2011. He then served as the Director of Enlisted PME at the Marine Corps University until April, 2013 when he assumed command of 2d Marine Regiment.
His awards include the Bronze Star, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/V and the Combat Action Ribbon. Colonel Sullivan graduated from the Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He and his wife Mary have three children; Connor, Katherine, and Patricia.