Major Patrick Lane '99 Communications Officer-in-charge,
United States Marine Corps

Major Patrick Lane '99

2011-2012 - Currently serving as Communications Officer-in-Charge to General John R. Allen, United States Marine Corps, Commander, International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.  I am responsible for ensuring General Allen can communicate securely with National Level leadership, NATO leadership, and subordinate commanders in the Afghanistan theater of operations.  

  • I have two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and am currently deployed in support Operation Enduring Freedom. 
  • I look back on my time at Canisius and I remember the slogan, "where leaders are made."  My development at Canisius made it very easy to transition into the Army and be an effective leader from day one.  The Jesuit influence at Canisius helped me also understand the importance of service.  I value my Jesuit education and I am truly grateful for the positive impact Canisius has had on my life.