Col Livingston was born and raised in Stanton, California. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989 graduating from MCRD San Diego in April 1990. Following his aircraft maintenance training at NAS Millington, TN and NAS Lemoore, CA, LCpl Livingston was assigned as a flight line mechanic and Plane Captain with VMFA(AW)-121 at MCAS El Toro, CA. LCpl Livingston deployed to Shaikh Isa Air Base, Bahrain in support of Operation Desert Storm. While on UDP to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Corporal Livingston was awarded an NROTC Scholarship, discharged from active duty, and transferred to 4th Tank Battalion in San Diego in 1992. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the NROTC program in 1996.
In 1997, he was assigned as Motor Transport Officer and sent to Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division for duty as a Truck Platoon Commander. First Lieutenant Livingston was then reassigned to serve as the Motor Transport Officer for 3d Amphibian Assault Battalion before returning to Headquarters Battalion to become the S-4 Officer. Captain Livingston was then selected to assume command of Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division.
In 2001, Capt Livingston transferred to NROTC University of Southern California and served as the Marine Officer Instructor. While on MOI duty he served as a Platoon Commander for Golf Company, Officer Candidates School during the summers of 2002 and 2003. Captain Livingston earned his Master of Arts degree in History while assigned to USC.
In 2004, Capt Livingston attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, VA. Upon graduation he was assigned as the Operations Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 15, Camp Pendleton, CA. As the Operations Officer, Maj Livingston oversaw the training and development of the Logistics Combat Element for 15thMEU (SOC), participated in exercises within the PACOM area of responsibility, and coordinated combat logistics in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2007, Maj Livingston assumed duty as the Executive Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 15 and completed a second WESTPAC deployment to the CENTCOM AOR.
In 2009, Maj Livingston attended Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA. Upon graduation he was assigned as the Joint Sustainment Planner for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. As a joint logistics planner for the Crisis Response Branch, Maj Livingston provided planning support for numerous humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations within the EUCOM AOR and supported the initial planning for Operation ODYSSEY DAWN.
In 2012, LtCol Livingston assumed duty as Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 in Twentynine Palms, CA. Following his change of command in June 2014, LtCol Livingston reported for duty as a student at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon graduation in June 2015, LtCol Livingston transferred to the Pentagon serving in the billet of Enterprise Ground Equipment Management section head at Logistics Policies and Capabilities, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps. Following this three year assignment, Col Livingston was recently promoted to his present rank and assigned to 3D Marine Logistics Group as the AC/S G-4 Logistics Officer.
Col Livingston’s’ personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal(with Gold Star), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Gold Star), and the Joint Service Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster).
He is married to the former Jennifer Gagliardi of Marlboro, NJ and they have three children, Julia (18), Jack (15), and Ava (14).