Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Systems Command
Colonel Kirk D. Mullins

Colonel Kirk D. Mullins, from Richmond, Indiana, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in January 1991. He completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. Upon graduation, he received his occupational specialty training at the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, California, and served as a rifleman for Company K, 3rd Battalion/24th Marines.

In December 1993, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He then graduated from The Basic School in March 1995, Infantry Officers Course in June 1995, and the Assault Amphibian Officers Course in September 1995.

In October 1995, Colonel Mullins served as Assault Amphibian Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During this tour, he deployed in support of Operation Assured Response.

In 1997, Colonel Mullins received orders to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, where he served as a Tactics Instructor and Staff Platoon Commander. He then attended the U.S. Army Advanced Armor Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, graduating in May 2000. In June 2000, he served as a Company Commander and the Battalion Logistics Officer with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune. During this tour, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2003, Colonel Mullins served as Head of Guns and Ammunition for the Direct Reporting Program Manager Office, Advanced Amphibious Assault in Quantico. In 2006, he served as a Company Commander for Co D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division in Twentynine Palms, California. During this tour, he again deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2008, he served as Team Leader for Future Upgrades for Program Manager Assault Amphibious Vehicles with Marine Corps Systems Command. In 2009, he served as Deputy Director, Systems Engineering, Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault with PEO Land Systems.

In 2010, Colonel Mullins served as Battalion Commander with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. In 2012, he returned to Marine Corps Systems Command as the Product Manager, Tactical Communications Systems, MAGTF C-3.

From 2014 to 2018, he served as the Product Manager, Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 at PEO Land Systems. During his tour, he attended the Eisenhower School, National Defense University and received his Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy. In 2018, he served as Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault with PEO Land Systems.

In 2021, Colonel Mullins was selected to serve as Chief of Staff for Marine Corps Systems Command.

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