Logistics Operations School, Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Phillip D. DiBella


LtCol DiBella graduated in 2001 with Honors from The College of William and Mary in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In 2003, he attended the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 28 March. He subsequently attended The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, and, upon graduation, was assigned as a Logistics Officer and reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Logistics Officer’s Course (LOC).

Upon completion of LOC, 2ndLt DiBella reported to Combat Logistics Battalion 8 (CLB 8) where he was assigned as a Motor Transport Platoon Commander. In February of 2005, 2ndLt DiBella deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 04-06 where he led and directed the efforts of his platoon in conducting ground resupply convoys and route security patrols in support of Regimental Combat Team 8 (RCT 8) and other coalition and Iraqi Security Forces. In March of 2005, he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant.

After returning from deployment, 1stLt DiBella was assigned as the Logistics Officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 2 where he directed all logistical activities within the regiment. In September of 2006, 1stLt DiBella transferred to CLB 6 where he was assigned as the Security Company Commander. In January 2007, 1stLt DiBella deployed to Fallujah, Iraq for OIF 05-07 where he led a Military Police Company in providing convoy security as well as Explosive Ordnance Disposal mission escorts in support of RCT 6 and Iraqi Security Forces. In May of 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

After returning from deployment, Capt DiBella became a Project Officer for Logistics Information Systems (LIS), Marine Corps Systems Command in Albany, Georgia where he oversaw the operation of the Marine Corps’ supply warehouses management system in five locations worldwide. During his tenure with LIS, Capt DiBella received a secondary MOS in Acquisitions and Masters of Science from Drexel University in Higher Education Administration with a secondary concentration in Institutional Research.

From August of 2010 to June of 2011, Capt DiBella attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia, and, upon completion, was assigned as the Logistics Officer and Headquarters and Service Company Commander for 2d Battalion, 9th Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In early December 2012, Capt DiBella deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 12.1 where he coordinated all logistical support for the battalion.

In June of 2013, he was promoted to Major and transferred from Camp Lejeune and reported for duty to the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (OIG). As a Program Analyst in the OIG, Maj DiBella was a member of the Logistics Assessments Teams and deployed to Afghanistan to evaluate the progress made by U.S. and Coalition forces to train, advise, and assist in the development of an enduring logistics sustainment capability for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.

In July 2016 Maj DiBella reported to the Marine Corps University to attend Command and Staff College for the 2016-2017 academic year. Following his completion of Command and Staff College in June 2017, Maj DiBella reported to 2d Transportation Support Battalion where he served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the battalion.

In July of 2019, Maj DiBella reported to Marine Corps Installations – East and was assigned as the Director of Safety. He was promoted to his current rank on 1 October 2019.

LtCol DiBella’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.



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