Colonel Clarke D. Henderson
Col Henderson is a graduate of Wichita State University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant after Officer Candidate School in 1986. After Logistics Officers Course, he was assigned as the Assistant S-4/Logistics Officer for 3rd Battalion, 5thMarines. Following a unit deployment with 3/5 to Okinawa, Japan, he was assigned as the Assistant S-4/Logistics Officer for 3rd Battalion, 1stMarines and completed a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).
In July 1990, he was transferred to 1st Landing Support Battalion where he commanded two landing support companies and a Combat Service Support Detachment, and filled the billet as S-3 Operations Officer. During this period, he was also the Executive Officer for the Landing Support Detachment, 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and S-3A for Combat Service Support Detachment-10 during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He completed Amphibious Warfare School and in June 1994, he was assigned as the Logistics Operations Officer for Commander Naval Forces Korea. In July 1995, he returned to CONUS and was assigned as the S-3 Operations Officer for Marine Wing Support Squadron-272 at Marine Corps Air Station New River. After promotion to Major, he was transferred to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit as the S-4 Logistics Officer and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.
In 1999, he was assigned as the Logistics Operations Officer, Joint Advanced Warfare Program, under the Joint Staff J-7. In 2002, he transferred to Camp Lejeune and was assigned as the G-4 Operations Officer, 2d Marine Division and deployed as the J-4 Operations Officer, Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
In 2003, he was assigned to 2d Force Service Support Group where he assumed command of Combat Service Support Detachment 26 to support 6th Marines during exercises at 29 Palms. In 2004, CSSD-26 transitioned to MEU Service Support Group-26 and was assigned to the 26thMarine Expeditionary Unit. In 2005, he deployed as 2d Marine Logistics Group’s Liaison Officer to 2d Marine Division in Iraq. From 2007-2010, he was assigned as G-4 Logistics Officer for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
In 2010, he was transferred to Okinawa, Japan to serve as the Facilities Engineer Officer for Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Japan. He was then assigned as the commanding officer for Combat Logistics Regiment-3 during 2011-2013 and transferred to Tallahassee, Florida in July, 2013 to serve as the Commanding Officer and Director of Naval ROTC at Florida A&M University.
He attended the Naval Command and Staff College and the Air War College where he earned Master of Arts degrees in National Security Studies.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
He is married to Colonel Krista J. Crosetto, USMC (retired).