Saúl Manzanet from the Bronx, NY enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1991. After completing the School of Infantry, he joined 2d Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24). Sergeant Manzanet accepted his honorable discharge in 1999 and focused on his family and civilian career as First Vice President, Information Technology at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and reentered the Marine Corps.
Operational assignments include Special Projects Officer, Operations, Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Logistics), 2d Marine Division; Motor Transportation Platoon Commander, Assistant Logistics Officer, and Battalion Logistics Officer, 3d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6). Transportation Services Company Commander, Engineer Services Company Commander, Maintenance Services Company Commander, and Battalion Operations Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 4 (CLB-4) in Okinawa, Japan. Regional Plans Section Head, Assistant Chief of Staff G-5 (Plans), II MEF.
Supporting establishment assignments include Advanced Ground Transportation Officer-In-Charge and Class Advisor, Logistics Operations School, Camp Lejeune, NC; Platoon Commander, Officer Candidate School; and Faculty Advisor, Expeditionary Warfare School.
Joint duty includes US Marine Corps Security Cooperation Officer (Deputy Chief End-Use-Monitoring/Foreign Military Sales Support) to the US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.
Lieutenant Colonel Manzanet’s military education include Logistics Officers Course, Expeditionary Warfare School (distinguished graduate), Marine Corps Command & Staff College, School of Advanced Warfighting, and Joint & Combined Warfare School (JPMEII). LtCol Manzanet holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from UW-Milwaukee, Master of Military Studies and Master of Operational Studies from Marine Corps University.