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Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12


Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12


MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol John A. Fallon

He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  He entered the United States Marine Corps in January 1999 and received his commission through the Officer Candidate Course Program in April 1999.  In September 1999, he completed The Basic School, Quantico, VA, and was assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL for Aircraft Maintenance Officer School training.

In January of 2000, Second Lieutenant Fallon was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 in Beaufort, SC and served as the Aviation Life Support Systems Division Officer.  In November of 2000, Second Lieutenant Fallon was assigned to VMFA (AW)-332 as the Maintenance and Material Control Officer.  In January 2002, he deployed to Iwakuni, Japan in support of the Unit Deployment Program.

In April of 2003, Captain Fallon was selected for and assigned to the Navy Personnel Exchange Program in Williamtown, Australia as an exchange officer with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), 3 Squadron.  While attached to 3 Squadron, he deployed in support of several multi-national exercises within the PACOM AOR and also graduated from the RAAF Basic Engineering Officer Course in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.  Upon return and reassignment to CONUS, Captain Fallon was selected to and attended the Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) in Quantico, VA in 2005. 

Following graduation from EWS in May 2006, Captain Fallon was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 where he served as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer.  In February 2008, Captain Fallon was assigned as the Staff Secretary and Protocol Officer for the Commanding General of 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (FWD) at Al Asad, Air Base in Iraq. In May 2009, he attended the Advanced Logistics Operations Course in Quantico, VA.

In July 2009, Major Fallon reported to NAS Patuxent River, MD where he served as the Deputy Assistant Program Manager Logistics for F/A-18 A-D Structures and the lead logistician for the F/A-18 Service Life Extension Program in PMA265.  During this tour, Major Fallon achieved Level III certification in Life Cycle Logistics and the additional MOS as an 8057 (Acquisition Professional Candidate). Major Fallon was selected to and attended the Command and Staff College in Quantico VA in 2012, where he received a Masters Degree in Military Studies.

In July 2013, Major Fallon became the Executive Officer of MALS-12 and assumed his current position as the MALS-12 Commanding Officer in June 2016.
Lieutenant Colonel Fallon’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.