Commanding Officer, School of Infantry-West
Colonel Seth W. MacCutcheon

Colonel Seth MacCutcheon was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Tulane University through the NROTC program.  Upon commissioning, he attended The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course and was then assigned to 2nd Battalion, Eighth Marines.  During his time in 2/8, Lieutenant MacCutcheon commanded a Rifle Platoon on the 24th MEU, with deployment to Kosovo and then later served as the CAAT Platoon Commander for OIF I in 2003.

After his return from OIF, Captain MacCutcheon reported to The Basic School where he served as an instructor, Combat Instructor Platoon Commander, and lastly as an IOC instructor.  After TBS/IOC and upon completion of Expeditionary Warfare School, he reported to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion where he deployed to Iraq as a Company Commander.  After that deployment, he cross-decked to 3d Battalion, 7th Marines and deployed again as Company Commander to Iraq.  After those deployments, now Major MacCutcheon served for one year at MCTOG where he deployed to the Republic of Georgia to prepare the Georgians for operations in Afghanistan.

At this point, Major MacCutcheon attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia and then subsequently took command of Recruiting Station Atlanta, Georgia.  Upon completion of the recruiting tour, he returned to 1st Marine Division and served as the BNXO of 1/5, the Commander of 3/1, and then the XO of 1st Marines.  After that time, Lieutenant Colonel MacCutcheon attended the Israeli National Defense College in Tel Aviv and from there was stationed in the J-5 of USEUCOM where he served as the SE Europe/Middle East Plans Branch Chief and Israel Desk Officer.  Lastly, after finishing his time in Europe, Lieutenant Colonel MacCutcheon served as the AC/S G-5 for US Marine Forces Pacific.

Colonel MacCutcheon has a Masters in Public Policy and Defense Studies from the University of Haifa and his personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal w/ 'Valor', the Meritorious Service Medal, and various meritorious unit awards.

He is happily married to a former educator and law enforcement officer, Mrs. Bree MacCutcheon (Lepke).