Lt Col Hunter “Rip” Rawlings IV is an active duty Marine and a veteran of combat with over ten tours to Afghanistan (OEF), Iraq (OIF), Saudi Arabia and Northern Africa (OEF) to name a few. An Infantry and LAV Reconnaissance Officer by trade. A former company commander, FAST det. commander and an infantry battalion commander of the 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Rawlings service to the Nation spanned more than twenty-two years of active duty. His last assignment was in Quantico Marine Base as the Warfighting Department Head for Marine Corps Command & Staff College. In his spare time, Lt. Col. Rawlings is an avid scuba diver, hunter, motorcyclist, rock drummer, small-craft sailor and microbrewer of fine beer.