Maj Rhinehart, J. R.
Major Rhinehart enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1994 and attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He received his commission through the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC), attending PLC Juniors in 1996 and PLC Seniors 1998. In January 2000, he completed The Basic School, Quantico, VA, and was assigned to the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia for Aviation Supply Officer School training.
In July of 2000, Second Lieutenant Rhinehart was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 16 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California and served as the Marine Aircraft Group 16 Fiscal Officer. In April of 2002, First Lieutenant Rhinehart assumed the duties as the Repairables Management Division Officer In Charge. In September of 2002 he assumed the duties as the Aviation Supply Officer for Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course and subsequently deployed to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait in January of 2003 in support of MALS- 39 and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In September of 2003, First Lieutenant Rhinehart returned to CONUS and executed PCS orders to Marine Aircraft Group 42 Detachment Bravo in Norfolk, Virginia, where he assumed the duties as the Aviation Supply Officer, Ground Supply Officer, Logistics Officer, Fiscal Officer and Electronic Key Management System Officer. From October 2004 to April 2005 Captain Rhinehart deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan in support of HMLA-773, HMM-462 and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In July of 2007 Captain Rhinehart transferred to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, where he served as the Marine Liaison Officer to Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation Support Logistics 31. In July of 2010 Major Rhinehart was selected for Intermediate Level Education and attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In June of 2011, Major Rhinehart reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida where he served as the Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2 (AMS-2) Commanding Officer. AMS-2 was comprised of the “A” schools for Avionics and Air Traffic Control, as well as the “C” school for Marine Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems.
In July 2014, Major Rhinehart transferred to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan as the MALS-12 Aviation Supply Officer, and currently serves as the Executive Officer.
Major Rhinehart’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.