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Headquarters and Service Battalion

Headquarters Marine Corps

Henderson Hall
Colonel Robert L. Wiser, Commanding Officer Headquarters and Service Battalion

Colonel Wiser is a graduate of The Citadel and was commissioned in December 1994 through the Officer Candidate Class (OCC) Program. He completed the Basic School in July 1995 and reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron -11 (MALS-11) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, CA for duty as an Aviation Supply Officer (6602).

His operating forces company grade assignments included billets as Repairable Management Division Officer and Squadron Response Division Officer. In June 1997, he was assigned to the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) where he served as the Test Control Officer and Operations Officer. In 2000, he attended Amphibious Warfare School and upon graduation in 2001 was assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) where he served as the Assistant Aviation Supply Officer and Fiscal Officer.

He was promoted to Major in 2004 and was assigned as the Aviation Supply Officer, Marine Helicopter Squadron One. In June 2005, he transferred to MALS-31 in MCAS Beaufort, SC to serve as the Aviation Supply Officer. In June 2006, he deployed to Afghanistan as an individual augment to Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan (CSTC-A) where he served as the Transportation Officer in the CJ-4. Upon returning from deployment he served as the Executive Officer for MALS-31. He was selected to attend resident Marine Corps Command and Staff College in August 2008. Following school, he was assigned to USJFCOM in Norfolk, VA as the Training Team Joint Working Group Lead in the J33 Force Provider (GFM) Branch.

He was reassigned to MALS-29 at MCAS New River, NC in July 2011 where he served as the Executive Officer until taking command in January 2012. He relinquished command of MALS-29 in January 2014 and was selected to attend the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University as a Marine Corps Logistics Fellow. After completing his Fellowship at Pennsylvania State in July 2015, he was assigned as the Aviation Supply Officer, Aviation Logistics Support Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps. In August 2017, he was promoted to Colonel and assigned as the Deputy Branch Head, Aviation Logistics Support Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps. In April 2018, Colonel Wiser transferred to the F-35 Joint Program Office where he assumed duties as the Director, Logistics Capability Delivery. As of June 2019, Colonel Wiser is currently serving as Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall.

Colonel Wiser graduated with honors from The Basic School and is a graduate of Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, The Joint Forces Staff College, and the Air War College Distance Education program. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Averett University, a Master of Military Studies from Marine Corps University, and a Master of Supply Chain Management from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is certified level III in Life Cycle Logistics and level I in Production Quality & Manufacturing. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.