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Captain Alexander C. Puraty Company Commander, Bravo Company
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Captain Puraty was commissioned in 2005. After graduation from The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, he was assigned to First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from 2006 to 2009. He served as the Security Force Platoon Commander, Bn internal PTT Executive Officer, and as a Light Armored Vehicle Platoon Commander.  During this period he deployed with First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion to Rawah, Iraq from March 2007 to October 2007 and Sahl Singar, Iraq, from October 2008 to April 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

In July of 2009, Captain Puraty was assigned to Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – East.  He served as the Company Executive Officer for Company A until February 2010 completing three training cycles. Next he assumed command of Company A in March 2010 and served as the Company Commander through four training cycles until May of 2011. From there he was transferred to Headquarters and Support Battalion, School of Infantry – East as the Operations Officer from June 2011 to June 2012.

 

In July 2012, Capt Puraty was assigned to 1st Battalion 9th Marines where he was selected to be an individual augment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan from September 2012 to April 2013 where he served with the United States Forces-Afghanistan Headquarters, J3 directorate, Current Operations as the Deputy Current Operations, FRAGO Manager, and Battle Major. Upon his return he assumed command of Company A in May 2013 and then deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Sep 2013 to May 2014. He then participated in the deactivation of the Battalion before moving onto his next assignment in Sep 2014.

 

He is currently serving with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, Company B as the Company Commander.

 

Captain Puraty’s personal decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, and the Joint Commendation Medal.

 

He is married to the former Ms. Chelsey Terwoord and has two children Addyson and Lucas.

 

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