U.S. Marine Devin Licklider was recently promoted to colonel by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Arthur Pasagian at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.
Licklider was a CH-46 pilot with 91 combat missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan. He also earned a Naval Commendation Medal for valor due to his actions while serving in Iraq with the 2nd Tank Battalion as a forward air controller.
Licklider is a graduat of Kutztown High School, Wilkes University, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Marine Corps in Quantico. He is married to Jade Meyer Licklider of Kutztown, and they have two children, Keely and Ireland.
Licklider is a third-generation Marine, with his father, Daniel, serving during the Vietnam War and his grandfather, Donald, having seen action on Okinawa during World War II and being recalled for the Korean War.
Present to congratulate his older brother during the promotion was U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Licklider. He is assigned to Air Defense Artillery (Patriot Missiles) and has been deployed to Qatar and Bahrain. He is presently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He and his wife, Courtney Looks Licklider, graduated from Dallastown Area High School and have a son, Charlie.