3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel Gregg Curley

Lieutenant Colonel Gregg Curley currently serves as the Commanding Officer, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment.  He has performed in this capacity since 1 July 2022. 

Lieutenant Colonel Curley was commissioned in August of 2006. From 2007-2009 he was a member of the Inactive Ready Reserve pending law school graduation and admittance to a state bar. During this time he served as a Legal Assistance Officer in Quantico, VA, and as a student intern/Officer in Charge of the Tax Center, Naval Station Newport, RI. After completion of the Naval Justice School he was assigned to Marine Corps Installations West where he served in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, as Special Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of California, and as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General. 

In 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Curley was assigned as a Civil Affairs Team Leader and deployed to Nawa Afghanistan. Upon return, he served as a Defense Counsel on board Camp Pendleton. 

He was selected to attend resident school at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA from August 2014-June 2015. From June of 2015 to August of 2016 he was assigned to Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, as the Deputy Officer-in-Charge, Defense Counsel Assistance Program. He was then ordered to Quantico, VA to serve as the Senior Trial Counsel (prosecutor) for Reserve Matters. In 2017 he was selected to serve as the Senior Trial Counsel for the National Capital Region. 

From August of 2018 to June of 2019 he was selected to attend resident Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA. From July of 2019 to June of 2022, Lieutenant Colonel Curley served as the Complex Trial Counsel, Senior Trial Counsel, and then Officer in Charge of the Legal Services Support Team, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. 

Lieutenant Colonel Curley is a graduate of the Naval Justice School, Expeditionary Warfare School, Squadron Officer School, Marine Corps Civil Military Operations School, Martial Arts Instructor Course, The Judge Advocate General’s School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in management and finance from Sacred Heart University, a law degree from Roger Williams University, and four Masters Degrees. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and admitted to practice before the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. 

Lieutenant Colonel Curley’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of third award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of third award).


Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island