Major Adam Craig

Executive Officer/Marine Instructor

Major Adam Craig enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2001, as an infantry rifleman. He initially served on presidential support duty at the Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. and the White House. He attended the University of Illinois through the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, where he commissioned upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.


As an infantry officer with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, California, Major Craig served as a rifle platoon commander as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) out of Okinawa, Japan. As executive officer for Company L, he deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


He then served at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia, as a platoon commander, a company executive officer, and the instruction officer-in-charge. During this time, he also attended and completed the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, and subsequently attended the United States Army Maneuver Career Captain’s Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.


Major Craig returned to Camp Pendleton, California, where he joined the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. There he served as the assistant operations officer and weapons company commander for a deployment with the 13th MEU.

Major Craig’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, as well as various personal, campaign, and service decorations.