Colonel Amy Ebitz, USMC Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Camp LeJeune

Colonel Amy Ebitz

USMC Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Camp LeJeune

Amy Ebitz is a native of Elmer, New Jersey. She received an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Marine Corps second lieutenant.  She has received numerous educational opportunities through the military.

She has held commands on numerous levels. She served as the Anti-Terrorism Officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and later assumed duties as the Anti-terrorism force protection officer and provost marshal. She commanded a law enforcement battalion in Okinawa, Japan, before being again assigned as the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Branch Head on the Chairman’s Joint Staff.

Ebitz served a year as a Senior Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She enjoys gardening and the study of history.

In the News…

An important milestone in the history of women in the military was reached when, in July, a National Guard soldier became the first woman to complete a Special Operations training course and join an operational team. She is also the first female graduate of the modern Special Forces Qualifications Course. She will join the Green Berets, an elite Army unit with specialized training responsible for sensitive overseas missions.

Current and retired women officers paid tribute to this achievement, many of them being “firsts” in their own right.

Today’s military is much more integrated along gender lines than at any time in the past, and women are no longer excluded from any type of combat mission.

The military absolutely embodies the equal-pay-for-equal-work principle,” wrote Marine Corps Colonel Amy Ebitz in an essay for the Brookings Institution. “Regardless of your gender, your pay will be equal to others with the same time in service and qualifications.”


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