Commanding Officer, Blount Island Command & Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island
Colonel John S. Sattely

Upon graduation from the Citadel in May 1996, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and attended The Basic School and Landing Force Logistics Officers Course. On October 1997, 2ndLt Sattely reported to Headquarters, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, NC.  Throughout this period he participated in an amphibious MEB exercise in Canada, Prepositioning exercise in Turkey, Cold Weather training at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, and NATO exercise in Norway.

In 1999, First Lieutenant Sattely was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines as the Assistant S-4 and later as the S-4.  During this period 1stLt Sattely deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the USS Saipan in the Balkans AO as part of Adriatic maritime presence operations and participating exercises throughout USEUCOM.

In 2001, Captain Sattely was assigned to Logistics Operations School as a Combat Service Support Instructor.  While at this school, Captain Sattely provided instruction and mentoring for the Logistics Officers Course, Combat Service Support Chiefs Course, Logistics Embarkation Career Course, and Reserve Logistics Course.  He also augmented advanced logistics instruction at the Marine Corps University, teaching the Tactical Logistics Officers Course.

In 2003, Captain Sattely reported to the Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, VA.  Upon graduation, he was assigned as the Assistant S-4 for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC.  During this tour, Captain Sattely deployed on two amphibious deployments aboard the USS Kearsarge and USS Bataan.  Throughout both deployments he participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, as well as several theater security cooperation exercises throughout USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, and USCENTCOM.

In 2007, Major Sattely was assigned as the Inspector-Instructor, 2nd Beach and Terminal Operations Company (-) (Rein), 4th Landing Support Battalion, 4th MLG in Savannah, GA.  During this period, he participated in bilateral exercise in USAFRICOM and a prepositioning exercise in USEUCOM.  During this tour, 2nd BTO Company was awarded the National Defense Transportation Award being selected as best US Marine Corps Logistics Reserve Unit in 2008 and 2009, and the General Arthur Hanson Award for being selected as the best logistics unit in 4th MLG for years 2007, 2008, and 2009.

In July 2010, Major Sattely reported to G-4, II MEF where he deployed ISO Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 11.1 and 11.2.  Major Sattely worked in the C-4, Regional Command (SW) developing the Retrograde, Redeployment, Reset, and Reconstitution (R4) Plan for USMC forces from Afghanistan.  He also planned and directed multinational logistics support for seven troop contributing nations. 

In July 2013, Major Sattely was assigned as the G-4 Operations Officer for Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.  In June 2014, he assumed the duty of Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 planning and coordinating operational level logistics for all US Marine Corps forces operating in USAFRICOM and USEUCOM AORs.  LtCol Sattely coordinated the logistics support for Special Purpose MAGTF Crisis Response Europe and Africa as well as the rotational deployments of Marine Corps forces in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, and Norway. 

In July 2016, LtCol Sattely took command of 2nd Transportation Support Battalion in Camp Lejeune, NC.  During this period his unit was awarded the National Defense Transportation Award for 2016 as well as the Logistics Organization of the Year Award for the US Marine Corps in 2018.  In 2018, he completed his command tour and attended the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI during the academic year of 2018-2019.

In July 2019, LtCol Sattely joined US Central Command as the Branch OIC for J-45 Plans Iran Branch and served as the Division Chief for J-45 Logistics Plans Division at US Central Command.  On 1 September 2020, Colonel Sattely was promoted to his current rank and deployed with USCENTCOM Forward, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, SAU from July 2020-Dec 2020.

Col Sattely’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star (in lieu of 2nd award), the Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars (in lieu of 4th award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars (in lieu of 3rd award), Joint Service Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.