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Joseph L'Etoile

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group and Director of the Irregular Warfare Group/Orbis Operations

Joe L'Etoile graduated from the Citadel and was commissioned a Marine Infantry Officer in 1987. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2008.During his twenty years of service he participated in multiple combat, contingency, and counterdrug tours to include service in Kuwait, Somalia, Central America, and four consecutive tours in Al Anbar, Iraq. As a civilian he continues to advise U.S. and allied governments on counterinsurgency operations, to include serving 10 of the last 12 months on the ground in Afghanistan. L'Etoile is currently the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group and a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Joint Irregular Warfare Center, the International Security Assistance Force Counterinsurgency Advisory Assistance Team, the United States Central Command and is a Partner and Director of the Irregular Warfare Group - ORBIS Operations LLC.Joe L'Etoile holds a BS degree in business administration and an MS degree in military science.His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" and two gold stars, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat "V" and gold star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with two gold stars.



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