MajGen Langley is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in Information Systems Analysis. He entered the Platoon Leaders Course program in 1982 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1985.
Previous command billets include Guns Platoon Commander, Battery H, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines; Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines; Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines; Battery K, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines; Inspector-Instructor Battery K, 4th Battalion, 14th Marines, Huntsville, AL; 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 12th Marine Regiment; 201st Regional Corps Advisory Command-Central, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan; Officer in Charge (OIC) Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF); Assistant Division Commander, 3d Marine Division; Regional Support Command-Southwest, ISAF, Afghanistan; Afghan National Army 215th Corps Advisor Team OIC, Regional Command Southwest, ISAF, Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General, II MEF; and Commanding General, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
Previous staff assignments include Division Officer, Marine Corps Institute, Marine Barracks, 8th and I, Washington, DC; G-1B, 1st Marine Division; Liaison Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines; Naval Surface Fire Support Requirements Officer in the Expeditionary Warfare Division (N75) and Joint Integration Officer in the Surface Warfare Division (N76) Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Action Officer, Policy Division, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5; Iraq Desk Officer, Joint Staff Response Cell, J-3 Operations Directorate; Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Assessments Branch Head, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps; Deputy Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff; Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources (Programs), Headquarters Marine Corps; and Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, J-5, U.S. Central Command.
MajGen Langley has attended The Basic School, Officer Basic Artillery School, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff Course, Naval War College (Newport, RI), and the Army War College (Carlisle, PA).
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit Medal with two gold stars, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force Medal-Afghanistan.