Major Chinpasseuth Sonethavilay is a military faculty advisor with Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. Major Sonethavilay has served in a variety of command and staff assignments, including Platoon Commander, Company Operations Officer, Company Commander, and various MEF staff officer assignments. He has served with units in the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Division, I MEF HQ, II MEF HQ, and MARSOC. Major Sonethavilay has served in combat in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, respectively. He has also participated in joint and combined exercises in South Korea and Thailand.
Major Sonethavilay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of South Florida. Additionally, he is a graduate from the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College.
Areas of Interests:
- Security Studies
- Organizational Dynamics
- Hand to Hand Combat