Colonel Robert H. Chase
OCS Commanding officer
Colonel Chase enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1973 and served for eight years as an enlisted Marine. Staff Sergeant Chase was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning program in 1980, graduating as an honor graduate from both Officer Candidates School and The Basic School in 1981.
(21 years later) Assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, Lieutenant Colonel Chase was ordered to US Central Command for duty in Qatar as the Senior Liaison Officer for the Combined Joint Task Force ? Horn of Africa serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom I. Selected for Colonel, he was transferred to the 2d Marine Division as the Operations Officer, Deputy G-3, and as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations). He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, planning and directing combat operations in Al Anbar province during OIF 04-06. He assumed command of Officer Candidate School, 23 September 2005 .