Committees: Governance Committee
Chief of Staff
Marine Corps Mobilization Command
Kansas City, MO
Col Stephen D. Waldron currently serves as the Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Mobilization Command. He was commissioned as a ground officer in 1985 following his graduation from Michigan State University. He completed his law degree and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1988. Upon completion of The Basic School and Naval Justice School he was ordered to Okinawa, Japan where he served as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Foreign Claims Commission. Promoted to captain in January, 1990, he deployed to Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold. Following his overseas tour, Captain Waldron transferred to Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina serving as Defense Counsel and Chief Trial Counsel. Promoted to major in 1996, he was assigned as the Military Justice Officer, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana where he was responsible for all criminal prosecutions throughout the Reserve Force. In 1999, Major Waldron was reassigned as the Executive Officer, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2001. In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Waldron deployed to Qatar and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Following graduation from the Marine Corps War College, Lieutenant Colonel Waldron was assigned to the Combat Development and Integration Division of Headquarters, Marine Corps where he was responsible for the integration of reserve forces structure into the Marine Corps’ Total Force concept of operations. He was transferred to his current command in July, 2006, and promoted to his current grade in February, 2007. While at the Marine Corps Mobilization Command, Col Waldron has served as the AC/S G-1, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Commander.
Colonel Waldron is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Additional overseas assignments include Military Contact Team, Estonia and Military Contact Team, Croatia. Colonel Waldron lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, the former Marsha K. Johnson of Redford, MI, and their two sons.