Brigadier General Wortman is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, and a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
As a company grade officer, he served in a variety of command and
staff assignments in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Divisions, as a rifle
platoon commander, rifle and weapons company executive officer, rifle
company commander, Battalion Landing Team assistant operations officer,
and Light Armored Reconnaissance weapons company commander. While in
these assignments, Wortman participated in numerous contingency and
security force assistance missions in the Caribbean and Mediterranean
Sea regions. Additionally, as a captain, he served as a writer in the
Commandant’s Staff Group in support of the 31st Commandant of the Marine
Corps and as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy.
As a field grade officer, Wortman served as Operations Officer, 1st
Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; Executive Officer, 2nd
Battalion, 4th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines; Commanding
Officer, Recruiting Station Indianapolis; Commanding Officer, 2nd
Battalion, 4th Marines; Plans Officer, 1st Marine Division; Senior Aide
to the Commandant of the Marine Corps; Senior Marine Representative for
Force Development, Office of Secretary of Defense – Policy; Senior
Advisor to the Afghan General Staff Chief of Plans, Afghan Assistant
Minister for Strategy and Policy, and Afghan Chief of General Staff; and
Commanding Officer, The Basic School. He was most recently assigned as
the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, I Marine Expeditionary Force. While
assigned as Executive Officer of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, he
participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While assigned as the
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and Battalion Landing
Team 2/4, he deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and his
unit conducted security force assistance missions throughout Southeast
Asia and supported Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines.
Wortman graduated with distinction from the Naval Academy with a
bachelor of science in history. While a midshipman at the Naval Academy,
he served as the brigade commander, the senior leadership position
among the 4500 midshipmen. He was the honor graduate from his TBS Basic
Officers Course class and received the Infantry Officer Course Wheeler
Award for Infantry and Leadership Excellence. Wortman holds a Master of
Arts in history from the University of Maryland, Master of Operational
Studies from the Marine Corps University School of Advanced Warfighting,
and Master of Strategic Studies from the National War College. He was a
distinguished graduate from the National War College. Wortman was a
Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1999 – 2004.
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