Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines
Major Kevin C. Nicholson

Major Nicholson graduated from The Citadel in May 2008 and reported directly to Quantico, Virginia where he was commissioned following Officer Candidate School.

As a company grade officer, his operational assignments include: Rifle Platoon Commander and Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Commander with 3d Battalion, 8th Marines (26 Marine Expeditionary Unit and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM) and Company C Commander with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines (Task Force Southwest, Operation FREEDOM'S SENTINEL).

As a field grade officer, his operational assignments include: Battalion Landing Team Executive Officer (26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

His supporting establishment assignments include: Warfighting Instructor, Staff Platoon Commander, and Officer in Charge of the Instructor Education Program with The Basic School and Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Nashville, Eastern Recruiting Region.

Major Nicholson's military education include: Infantry Officer Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, and MA in Military studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

Major Nicholson's personal awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x2), and the Combat Action Ribbon.