Major Larrea enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2001 and was promoted to Private First Class from MCRD, San Diego. He attended his formal school training at Camp Johnson, NC, obtaining the MOS 3043 (Supply and Administration). He received orders to 1st Supply Bn, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, CA in October 2001. During his time with Supply Bn, he served as a Property Clerk, Property NCO, Fiscal NCO, and Platoon Sergeant.
In February 2002, he deployed with Combat Service Support Group – 15 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the deployment he served as the Property NCO. Upon his return to CONUS, he received orders to Inspector Instructor, K Co, 3d Battalion, 23d Marines for duty as the Supply Chief.
In May 2007, Major Larrea was selected to the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and transferred to the University of Memphis. In July 2008, Major Larrea attended Officer Candidate Course and upon completion returned to the University of Memphis for completion of school. During his time as a MECEP student with NROTC Memphis, TN, he served as Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Commander, and NROTC Memphis Company First Sergeant. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in December 2009, having completed his undergraduate education in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
Following the Basic School and Supply Officers Course, he reported to Combat Logistics Regiment – 15 in January 2011 for duty as the Regiment Supply Officer. In January 2012, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12.1 and 12.2 as the 1st Marine Logistics Group Supply Officer where he coordinated the retrograde of equipment for five off-ramping logistics battalions. Upon his return to CONUS, Major Larrea transferred to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group for duty as the Supply Officer providing logistics support for the engineer battalion. In May 2014, Major Larrea transferred to Combat Logistics Regiment – 15 and was appointed the Regiment S-4 officer from May – December 2014 where he provided logistics support to the regiment.
In December 2014, Major Larrea reported to Combined Logistics Career Captains Course, Fort Lee, VA where he completed his resident Professional Military Education. In May 2015, he reported to Recruiting Station Milwaukee where he served as the Operations Officer. During his tenure as the Operations Officer, Recruiting Station Milwaukee earned the Commandant’s Superior Achiever award and finished in the top two Recruiting Station’s in 9th Marine Corps District for 2015 – 2018.
In August 2018, Major Larrea reported to United States European Command for joint duty as a Theater Security Cooperation program manager. In this capacity, he assisted 38 partner nations with the Golden Sentry End Use Monitoring program and managed the largest Department of Defense Tradeshow program.
In October 2020, Major Larrea was nominated and selected as the Aide de Camp to the Office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) for Israel and Palestinian Authority, Lieutenant General Mark Schwartz. In December 2020, Major Larrea deployed to Israel for duty at the US Embassy, Jerusalem. Major Larrea is the first Marine Corps officer to hold this billet in the United States European Command theater of operations in the 15 years of the USSC mission.
In July 2022, Major Larrea reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina for duty as the Enlisted Recruiting Operations Officer for Eastern Recruiting Region.
In June 2023, Major Larrea reported to Lansing, MI and assumed command of Recruiting Station Lansing.
Major Larrea is married to the former Berenice Farfan and they have three children: Joshua Aaden (12), Noah Greyson (8), and Esther Luna (6).
Major Larrea’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Medal (2nd award).