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2nd Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence M. Lowman II

Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence M. Lowman II is a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina. He is a 1999 graduate of the Virginia Tech University with a BA in Political Science.

LtCol Lowman reported to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines in July 2000 serving as a Rifle Platoon and Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) Platoon Commander. During this period LtCol Lowman deployed twice to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program and to Basilan Island, Philippines, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Philippines.  LtCol Lowman, in 2003, then reported to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island as a Series Commander. In March, 2005 LtCol Lowman was assigned as Commanding Officer Company E, 2d Recruit Training Battalion.

After attending Expeditionary Warfare School from 2006 to 2007, LtCol Lowman was assigned as company commander for Company G, 2d Battalion 2d Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC.  He would deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) II.  Upon redeployment, he assumed duties as operations officer for 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, and deployed in 2009 in support of OIF II.  Shortly after redeploying, LtCol Lowman assumed duties as operations officer 3d Battalion, 6th Marines and deployed in 2010 in support of OEF-Afghanistan.

LtCol Lowman served as the Inspector-Instructor for Company B, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, from Oct 2010 to July 2013 in Frederick, Maryland. He then received orders to Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry East, where he served as operations officer from Sept 2013 until June 2014.  He was then assigned as the Operations Officer for the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task force from July 2014 until July 2015.

From August 2015 to August 2016 LtCol Lowman served as Deputy Current Operations. Duties included Operation Inherent Resolve planner and the Special Operations Integration Officer for 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Bahrain.

Returning to Camp Lejeune in Sept 2016, LtCol Lowman assumed duties as the II MEF G-3 OIC of the Amphibious Training Division and serves as Task Force Southwest Training lead.