Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Coyle

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Coyle currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Detachment, Goodfellow AFB, TX. He graduated in 2005 from James Madison University with a BA in Political Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant via the Platoon Leaders Class. 

Upon completion of The Basic School and Air Intelligence Officer Course, LtCol Coyle reported to Marine Aircraft Group 39 at Camp Pendleton, California. He was immediately assigned as an individual augment to the I Marine Expeditionary Force Advisor Training Group and deployed as an Intelligence Advisor/Trainer to the Iraqi Border Force, Al Anbar Province, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  In 2008, he returned to MAG-39 and served as the Group’s Assistant Intelligence Officer.

In 2009, he transferred to Marine Aircraft Group 16 and served as the Intelligence Officer at HMM-165. From February 2010 to February 2011, LtCol Coyle was assigned to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (FWD) for duty as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 and deployed to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

From 2011 to 2012, LtCol Coyle attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia. Upon graduation, he reported to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Pacific Command, initially serving as a South Asia Watch Officer. In 2013, LtCol Coyle reported to Special Operations Command, Pacific for duty as a military liaison at the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Upon returning to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center, he assumed duties as the South Asia Counterterrorism Branch Chief.

In 2015, LtCol Coyle reported to 1st Intelligence Battalion and served as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Intelligence Fusion Officer and Principal Intelligence Briefer to the Commanding General. In 2016, LtCol Coyle assumed the duties as the Operations Officer, 1st Intelligence Battalion. In 2017, LtCol Coyle was nominated for, and subsequently served for three years as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the 19th and 20th Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

From 2020 to 2021, LtCol Coyle attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College, earning a Masters in Military Studies. In 2021 he reported to Marine Corps Forces, Pacific for duty as the chief of Intelligence Plans, Exercises, and Engagements.

His military education includes The Basic School, Air Intelligence Officer Course, Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (Intelligence), MAGTF Intelligence Officer Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, as well as multiple SERE and Personnel Recovery Courses.