Marc Tranchemontagne retired from the U.S. Navy in 2010 after more than 21 years of service as a Special Operations Officer and Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. He served in a wide variety of assignments including diving and EOD, legislative affairs, joint special operations, and teaching graduate-level, joint professional military education as a military professor. His initial tours of duty included diving, salvage, and EOD assignments in the Western Pacific and Europe. He served as the Executive Officer at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit conducting research and development related to diving physiology and test and evaluation of hyperbaric systems.
His early assignments were followed by a legislative fellowship, where he served on the personal staff of Senator John Warner, service with the Joint Special Operations Command where he deployed twice to Iraq as the liaison officer for a joint special operations task force to the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force; and instructing senior military and civilian leaders in operational art and planning as a military professor at the Naval War College, where he also worked on curriculum development related to insurgency and terrorism. Mr. Tranchemontagne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Norwich University and graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Mr. Tranchemontagne is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and is qualified as a Joint Specialty Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, Mixed Gas Deep Sea Diver, and Naval Parachutist.