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Brigadier General S.D. Sklenka Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group
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Brigadier General Sklenka was born in Miami, Florida and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1988 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History.  Following completion of The Basic School and his Military Occupational Specialty School, he was assigned as the Supply Officer, Headquarters Company, 6th Marines from 1989-1990.  During this period, he participated in Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama.  In 1990, he was assigned as the S-4 Officer for Marine Detachment UNITAS, deploying to South America.  Upon his return, he was assigned as the Regimental S-4A and Regimental Supply Officer for 6th Marines, deploying to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM.  Completing his tour with 6th Marines as the Regimental S-4, he then attended the Logistics Officers Course and received a primary MOS of Logistics.

In 1992, BGen Sklenka transferred to 1st Landing Support Battalion (LSB) at Camp Pendleton, California where he held four billets: Battalion S-4 Officer; Executive Officer, Company A during Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia; Commanding Officer, Company B; and Commanding Officer of Beach and Terminal Operations Company where he served as the Detachment Commander Landing Force Support Party during Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR and as the S-3 of Combat Service Support Detachment-17, deploying to the Middle East and Korea.

After attending Amphibious Warfare School, he was assigned to The Basic School where he served in the Instructor Group and as Commanding Officer of Training Support Company, Support Battalion, The Basic School.

From 1998-2001, BGen Sklenka served as the 7th Marine Regimental S-4 at Twentynine Palms, California and participated in several exercises in the USPACOM and USCENTCOM regions.

After graduating from the Naval Command and Staff College in 2001, BGen Sklenka was assigned to the Current Operations Branch and then as the Prepositioning Head in Expeditionary Policies Branch of Plans, Policies, and Operations (PP&O), Headquarters Marine Corps.

In June of 2004, BGen Sklenka reported to 1st FSSG and deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II as the Executive Officer of Combat Service Support Group-15.  In March of 2005, BGen Sklenka assumed command of MSSG-11/Combat Logistics Battalion-11 in May of 2005.  In September 2005, he deployed to the US Gulf Coast in support of JTF-Katrina. In February 2006, he deployed with the 11th MEU (SOC) to the Pacific and Central Command regions. Upon relinquishing command, BGen Sklenka was assigned to Top Level School as a CMC Fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

In June 2007, BGen Sklenka reported to US Special Operations Command where he served as the Materiel Division Head and Deputy J4 through January 2010.

In February 2010, BGen Sklenka reported to 1st Marine Logistics Group and deployed to Afghanistan as the AC/S, G-3 of 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-10. In December 2010, BGen Sklenka assumed command of Combat Logistics Regiment 15.  In 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff, 1st MLG (Forward) and as the CO of CLR-15 and the LCE of the ISAF MAGTF during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-12.

From May 2013 - May 2015, he was assigned as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (I&L), Headquarters Marine Corps.  After selection for promotion to Brigadier General in May 2015, he was assigned in September 2015 as the Principal Director for South and Southeast Asia in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy through June 2017.  He assumed his current duties as the Commanding General of 1st Marine Logistics Group in July 2017.
Brigadier General Sklenka has graduated from the Amphibious Warfare School, Naval Command and Staff College, Air War College (Nonresident), and American Military University, receiving a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Masters Degree with a concentration in Unconventional Warfare from American Military University.  He has also completed the Timothy T. Day Foundation Marine Corps Executive Fellowship at the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

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