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Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol Prescott N. Wilson

LtCol Wilson hails from Plano, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelors in Business Administration in December 1998. He was commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class program and attended The Basic School (TBS) the following year, where he was assigned as an Engineer Officer.  After completing Basic Engineer Officers Course, he reported to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB) and was afforded the opportunity to command 3rd Plt, Delta Co. After 18 months in that position, LtCol Wilson transitioned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, where he served as the Bn Engineer Officer and Platoon Commander for the Security Platoon.

In July 2002, LtCol Wilson reported to TBS for instructor duty, where he served as a Staff Platoon Commander for Alpha Co 2003, Echo Co 2003, and India Co 2004 and then as the XO for Combat Instructor Company. After completing resident Expeditionary Warfare School, he reported to 1st Marine Logistics Group and was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB). He joined Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 5 and served as the Engineer Company Commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 05-07. Upon redeploying, he joined CLB-11 as the Operations Officer and deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from November 2007 until May 2008.

In July 2008, LtCol Wilson reported to 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) and served as the Division Engineer until February 2009, when he was assigned as the Operations Officer for 1st CEB for the upcoming deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

After completing the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) in June 2011, LtCol Wilson reported to III MEF, where he served as one of two Korea Theater of Operations (KTO) plans officers until June 2014. From July 2014 until July 2016, LtCol Wilson served with the Readiness Branch of Plans, Policies, and Operations (PP&O) and then executed orders to III MEF once again to serve as a Plans Officer within G-35 Future Operations.

LtCol Wilson is married to Tammy Wilson of Browning, Montana, in the heart of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. They have a daughter, Sophia (age 9), and son Nate (age 6).