Lt. Col. Stephen Sklenka is the Commandant of the Marine Corps fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A Georgia native, he graduated in 1988 from the U.S. Naval Academy. His deployment history includes Operation Just Cause in Panama, Marine Detachment UNITAS in South America, Desert Shield/Storm in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Restore Hope in Somalia, various exercises throughout southwest Asia and South Korea, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Joint Task Force-Katrina on the U.S Gulf Coast. He has commanded three companies, served as a regimental logistics officer, and worked at Headquarters Marine Corps in the Plans, Policies, and Operations Branch. He has attended the Amphibious Warfare School and the Naval Command and Staff College at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., where he graduated with distinction and received an M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies.