Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Reinoehl, USMC, Thousand Oaks, CA
LtCol Robert G. Reinoehl attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Upon graduation from Texas A&M, LtCol Reinoehl was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and reported to The Basic School in June of 2003. After completion of The Basic School, he attended primary flight school in Enid, OK and then advanced flight school in Meridian, MS. He was designated a naval aviator in May of 2006. He reported to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), Marine Attack (Training) VMAT-203 in Cherry Point, NC to learn to fly the AV-8B Harrier in July of 2006 and completed training in July of 2007.
In August 2007, LtCol Reinoehl reported to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 aboard MCAS Yuma, AZ. During his time with VMA-311 he deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on the USS Peleliu, the 31st MEU on the USS Essex, and to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. LtCol Reinoehl attended Aviation Safety Officer course in the Fall of 2011 and served as the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13 Director of Safety and Standardization.
In March 2011, LtCol Reinoehl attended Tactical Air Control Party School in San Diego, CA and was designated a Forward Air Controller. He reported to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as the Battalion Air Officer and deployed with the 11th MEU on the USS Makin Island. Upon return from the 11th MEU, LtCol Reinoehl reported to VMA-214 in MCAS Yuma. He served there as the squadron Operations Officer, deploying to Iwakuni, Japan and aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard with the 31st MEU.
In May 2015 LtCol Reinoehl moved to MCAS Cherry Point and served as the Director of Safety and Standardization at Marne Aircraft Group 14. He then reported to VMAT-203 in November 2015 and served as an AV-8B instructor and the FRS Operations Officer.
LtCol Reinoehl returned to the operational force in June of 2018 as the Maintenance Officer of VMA-231. In April of 2019 LtCol Reinoehl assumed duties as the Detachment Officer in Charge (OIC) of the VMA-542 26th MEU Detachment. He deployed on the USS Bataan with the 26th MEU as the Air Combat Element Executive Officer and AV-8B Detachment OIC, returning in June 2020.
In July 2020, LtCol Reinoehl was assigned duties as the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) in Yuma, Arizona.
LtCol Reinoehl is married to the former Chelsea Griggs of Highlands Ranch, CO. They have two children, Robert and Blaire.