Captain Jared Stein was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Southern California in a University of Michigan alumni family. He attended the University of Michigan on the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship and completed Officer Candidate School in the summer of 2016. He graduated in April 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Chinese, and commissioned into the Marine Corps. In September 2017, he attended The Basic School (TBS) as part of Alpha Company 1-18 in Quantico, Virginia, where he was assigned the MOS of 0602. Upon completion of TBS, he checked into Basic Communications Officer Course at Marine Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) – 29 Palms, CA, completing the course in December 2018.
In December 2018, Captain Stein received orders to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion at MCAGCC – 29 Palms, CA. Upon checking into the unit, he assumed the billet of Battalion Communications Officer, supporting exercise Steel Knight 19.
In July 2019, Captain Stein received orders to 7th Marine Regiment. During his time there, he served as both the primary and assistant Regimental Communications Officer, and participated in two of the first iterations of Service Level Training Exercise, experimenting with and validating several state-of-the-art command and control systems.
In July 2020, Captain Stein received orders to 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment where he served as Battalion Communications Officer. During his time there, he supported and participated in over a dozen joint, service, division, and battalion level training exercises, including a deployment to Unit Deployment Program – West in October 2021.
In June 2022, Captain Stein reported to his current duty station at the University of Michigan as the Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) of the NROTC program. He is a huge Michigan football fan, and enjoys spending his free time fly fishing, golfing, and hiking with his wife, Sam.
His personal awards include (2) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.