General David L. Odom is the Commanding General, Task Force Southwest 19.2.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Assistant Division Commander,
2d Marine Division.
of Hartsville, South Carolina, Brigadier General Odom graduated from The
Citadel and was commissioned in 1991. He has served as an infantry officer at
all levels, including command of India Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine
Regiment; 3d Battalion 8th Marine Regiment during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM;
and 4th Marine Regiment.
General Odom has served on staff at The Basic School; the Infantry Officer
Course; the MAGTF Staff Training Program; and III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff, III Marine Expeditionary Force
in Okinawa, Japan from June 2016 to June 2018.
completed a joint assignment with United States Special Operations Command in
the Future Operations Directorate (J-35) in Tampa, Florida from August 2010 to
General Odom is a distinguished graduate of The Basic School; Amphibious
Warfare School; the Marine Corps Command and Staff College; the School of
Advanced Warfighting; and the Marine Corps War College. He holds masters'
degrees in military, operational, and strategic studies. He completed the
Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in October 2012.
General David L. Odom
General, Task Force Southwest 19.2