Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Support Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel Kurt M. Stahl

Lieutenant Colonel Stahl is a native of Orlando, Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science in History from Jacksonville University in 2006 where he was in the NROTC program.  After commissioning, he attended The Basic School and Defense Information School in 2007. 

Second Lieutenant Stahl reported to III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan where he deployed to Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, and northern Japan in support of multiple exercises and operations between 2008-2009.  First Lieutenant Stahl deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 with 3d Marine Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Public Affairs Officer for SPMAGTF - Afghanistan and Regimental Combat Team 3.

In 2010, he was assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where he served as a Series Commander and Company Commander in 3d Recruit Training Battalion and Protocol Officer for MCRD San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region.  In 2013, Captain Stahl attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.  Transferring to Norfolk, Virginia in 2014, Captain Stahl served as the Director of the Marine Corps Public Affairs Support Element where he deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve as the Combined Joint Task Force Public Affairs Plans and Operations Officer.

In 2016, he became the Director of the Consolidated Public Affairs Office for 3d Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar.  In 2017, Major Stahl transferred to MCRD San Diego where he served as the G-3 Future Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 2d Recruit Training Battalion.  In 2019, Major Stahl reported to the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and subsequently served as the Director of Communication Strategy and Operations for the 3d Marine Division based in Okinawa, Japan from 2020-2023 where he supported numerous exercises and operations across the Western Pacific. 

Lieutenant Colonel Stahl holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. 

Lieutenant Colonel Stahl’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars in lieu of fourth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.