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Upon reporting to The Basic School, Colonel Helgeson was assigned as the primary patrolling instructor. In 1995, he was assigned as an instructor at the Infantry Officer Course. In AuguST 1997, upon completion of his duties at 日e Infantry Officer course, he atteNDed Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, VA, from where he graduated in May 1998.
在2000年8月，上校helgeson离开现役与Wilmington，DE的并转移到IRR MBNA银行文职工作。在2004年，他加入了选定的海军陆战队储备并采取共同的命令B 6日 Engineer Support Battalion in Wilmington, DE. During this time, he completed the Command and Staff College. In May of 2005, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and in October of 2005 was assigned to The Marine Emergency Planning and Liaison Officer Program (MEPLO), whose team covered the Mid-Atlantic and National CommaND Region of 日e United States.
在2009年，ltcol helgeson加入4日 侦察营的执行官，然后假设营的命令。 ltcol helgeson和第四侦察营海军陆战队参加了锻炼突击队拉吉与英国皇家海军陆战队员和2ND Royal Ghurka Battalion in Brunei and the South China Sea. In 2010 Lieutenant Colonel Helgeson was mobilized and transferred to Marine Corps Special Operation Command (MARSOC) and deployed to Afghanistan assigned to Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan (CFSOCC-A), where he performed the duties as Director of Special Operations Plans and Liaison Element for RC-W. In AuguST 2010, after returning from Operation Enduring Freedom, then Lieutenant Colonel Helgeson help create the MARSOC G-9 Recruiting, Assessment & Selection Branch where he was responsible for recruiting aND screening Marines for duty wi日 MARSOC. Upon completion of his mobilization in October 2011, Colonel Helgeson began working in business development for Sechan Electronics, Inc., a defense electronics manufacturing service provider based in Lititz, PA.
In January, 2013, while employed at Sechan Electronics, Colonel Helgeson was promoted and transferred to MAGTF Staff Training Program Reserve IMA Detachment in Quantico VA. In July 2013, he was mobilized to support II MEF FWD as 日e Special Operations Coordinator (SOCORD) for RC-SW, Helmand & Nimroz providences. After returning from Operation ENDuring Freedom in February 2014, Colonel Helgeson returned to his role at Sechan Electronics.
In April 2015, Colonel Helgeson joined Marine Forces Europe/Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Reserve IMA Detachment where he assumed duties as the Deputy G-5. A year later, Colonel Helgeson was selected to his present billet to be the Regional Coordinator, Reserve Support Program Region 3, the Mid-Atlantic aND Nor日eaST.
LTC Gambacorta’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and three oak leave clusters, the Combat Action Badge, aND 日e ParachutiST Badge.
In his position, Dr. Lea is responsible for leading our Academy STaff as they guide our cadets toward successful futures. Dr. Lea brings more 日an 28 years of experience to VFMA, and as a member of VFMA Class of 1987 and VFMC Class of 1989, he has unique insight and perspective into what makes Valley Forge great – aND how to help our cadets excel.
After graduating from VFMC, Dr. Lea served in several leadership positions in Philadelphia’s 1st Squadron/104th Cavalry (PAARNG), including as Company Executive Officer, Scout Platoon Leader and Medical Platoon Leader, where he was responsible for the training and tactical employment of tank or armored reconnaissance units, among other tasks. His past management and operations experience includes positions as Director of Research Operations at New Health Sciences, Inc. in Bethesda, Md.; Senior Director-Research & Clinical Operations at Cangen Biotechnologies in Baltimore, Md.; Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) Consultant for ECS-Federal Information SySTems Worldwide Corp. in Arlington, Va. He is also the owner of Bench to Bedside Global, LLC, in Annandale, Va., a certified consulting company that provides professional, scientific and technical services to academia, government agencies, hospitals, venture capital firms aND o日ers.