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Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer
Colonel Patrick L. Wall

A native of Hurst, Texas, Colonel Wall was commissioned a second lieutenant out of The Citadel in 1989. As a Marine Logistics Officer, he has served multiple tours in the operating forces as a staff officer, company commander, and battalion commander. Most of his career has been in the Pacific Region - serving 15 years there in Hawaii, Okinawa, and mainland Japan. In 2004, he deployed with I MEF to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; in 2009, he supported Disaster Relief Operations in the Republic of the Philippines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit; and in 2011 he ran the Joint Logistics Operations Center for Relief Operations to Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster. His most recent assignment was the Command Inspector General for 2d Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, NC. He is a graduate of Amphibious Warfare School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College. He has a Master's of Science in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University and a Master's of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Colonel Wall arrived at the University of Arizona in July, 2015.


Our mission is to build commissioned officers for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps - morally, mentally, and physically. They must be ready to lead their Sailors and Marines as soon as they enter the fleet. All else is secondary to this.

We have high standards in the Naval Service - high moral standards, high mental standards; and high physical standards. Officers set these standards, lead in these standards, and enforce these standards.

As leaders we are responsible for ourselves, our subordinates, our equipment, and our mission. When we miss the mark, we take responsibility and expect to be held accountable.

As a Navy/Marine Team, we work as a team, fight as a team, and win as a team. We cannot succeed without team work. As leaders, we must be a part of the team, support the team, develop the team, and lead the team.

We must continue to grow throughout our careers; from freshmen to seniors; from Ensign/Lieutenant to Admiral/General. We must give our subordinates room to learn and room to make mistakes. This allows them to grow and develop as better leaders and better officers.

Positive leadership and a positive environment are critical to success. These foster initiative, growth, and teamwork.