Major Keith Toucey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through OCC in March 2008. From January 2009 to May 2012, he served as a CAAT Platoon Commander and the Weapons Company Executive Officer with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, HI. He deployed twice with the battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
From 2012 – 2014, Major Toucey was assigned to II MEF Special Operations Training Group, later re-designated Expeditionary Operations Training Group. While there, he served as the Assistant Operations Officer and the Assistant Officer-in-Charge for the Amphibious Raids Branch. As such, he supported a pre-deployment training program for each of the II MEF’s MEUs.
Following his attendance at the US Army’s Maneuver Captain’s Career Course in 2015,, Major Toucey was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2d Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC. While there, he served as the Kilo Company Commander and deployed once in support of the Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan.
After his company command time, Major Toucey was assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Kings Bay from 2017-2020. While there, he served as the Assistant Operations officer and the Operations Officer.
From 2020-2021, Major Toucey served in the National Capital Region aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico. There he attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
In 2021, Major Toucey reported to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, where in October, he assumed duties as the Executive Officer.
Major Toucey graduated from the Florida State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2020 and a Master of Military Studies degree from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2021. His other formal schools include: The Basic School (2008), the Infantry Officers Course (2008), the Army’s Maneuver Captain’s Career Course (2015), and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (2021).
Major Toucey’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with combat distinguishing device, and the Combat Action Ribbon.