Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Support Squadron 372
Lieutenant Colonel Chad T. Fitzgerald

Lieutenant Colonel Fitzgerald grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006 and commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 2007. In 2007, he completed The Basic School and the Logistics Officers Course.   

In 2008, he reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he served in multiple billets and combat deployments, including as a Platoon Commander in Motor Transportation Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2; as the Company Executive Officer for General Support Motor Transportation Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion; and the S-3 Assistant Operations Officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 2.

In 2010, Captain Fitzgerald reported to Okinawa, Japan, serving as the G-4 Assistant Operations Officer, 3d Marine Division. During this tour he deployed in support of the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the resulting Fukushima nuclear accident. In 2011, he also deployed to Afghanistan as the Embedded Training Team Officer-in-Charge for 3d Battalion, 3d Marines. He returned to Okinawa in 2012 where he served in the G-4, and as the Arrival and Assembly Operations Element (AAOE) Officer-in-Charge for 3d Marine Division, managing the successful offload and onload of maritime prepositioning ships in the Republic of Korea.

In 2013, he reported to Bahrain as the G-4 Assistant Plans Officer for Command Element, Marine Forces Central Command Forward, supporting combat operations and training exercises. In 2014, he received orders to Hawaii where he served as the G-4 Assistant Operations and Plans Officer and as the Aide-de-Camp for the Deputy Commander of Marine Forces Pacific Command. Major Fitzgerald reported to the Command and Staff College in 2017.

In 2018, he reported to Combat Logistics Battalion 4 as the Battalion Executive Officer. In the winter of 2019, he deployed to the Middle East and served as the CJ-33 Current Operations Plans Officer for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. Returning to Okinawa in 2020, Major Fitzgerald served as the G-4 Material Readiness Officer for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

In 2021, he reported to the School of Advanced Warfighting. Upon successfully completing the school, LtCol Fitzgerald received a request to support the Marine Corps’ most pressing need and return to the Pacific. He accepted the assignment and served as the Plans Officer for 3d Marine Logistics Group from 2022 to 2024. In 2024, he received orders to serve as the Commanding Officer for Marine Wing Support Squadron 372.  

He is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School (distinguished), Command and Staff College (distinguished), the School of Advanced Warfighting (Krulak Award recipient), the Advanced Expeditionary Logistics Operations Course, the Foreign Advisors Course, and the Joint Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Staff Planners Course. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University, two master’s degrees from the Marine Corps University, and holds certificates for Wargaming, Red Team, and Lean Six Sigma.  

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.