Executive Officer, MAG-24
Lieutenant Colonel Blumenfeld

Lieutenant Colonel Blumenfeld was born in Greenbrae, California. He grew up in Granite Bay, CA and graduated from US Naval Academy in May 2005, earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant. Upon completion of The Basic School in January 2006, he reported to MATSG-21 Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator on 30 November 2007 for follow-on training at HMM(T)-164 at Camp Pendleton, California in the CH-46E.

In June 2008, First Lieutenant Blumenfeld reported to HMM-166, MAG-16 at MCAS Miramar where he served as the Ground Safety and NATOPS Officer deploying with the Aviation Combat Element of the 11th MEU 09-02 from August 2009 – April 2010. First Lieutenant Blumenfeld was promoted to Captain in September 2009. Upon return to MCAS Miramar, Capt Blumenfeld was selected to transition HMM-166 to VMM-166 and reported to VMM(T)-204 at MCAS New River, North Carolina in May 2010 for initial MV-22B training. Upon completion in Aug 2010, he returned to the re-designated VMM-166 as the Flight Equipment and Ordnance Officer-in-Charge.

Captain Blumenfeld deployed with VMM-166 as part of the first West Coast MV-22B MEU deployment with the 13th MEU from September 2013 – April 2014 as the Current Operations Officer. Upon return to MCAS Miramar, Capt Blumenfeld executed a permanent change of station to HMX-1 Quantico, VA in July 2014, obtaining the White House Tiltrotor Aircraft designation and served as a White House Liaison Officer. Captain Blumenfeld was promoted to Major in September 2015.

Major Blumenfeld executed orders from HMX-1 in August 2017, and reported to VMM-265, MAG-36 Okinawa, Japan as the Operations Officer. He participated in a 31st MEU patrol from March – April 2018 and numerous bi-lateral exercises within the III MEF AOR from April 2018 – April 2019. In May 2019 Major Blumenfeld checked into MAG-36 HQ as the Operations Officer and held that billet until June 2020, executing permanent change of duty orders to VMM-363, MAG-24 Kaneohe Bay, HI.

Major Blumenfeld assumed the duties of Executive Officer of VMM-363 and deployed with the unit from March – Sept 2021 for Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 21.2. Major Blumenfeld was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in October 2021 and currently serves as the MAG-24 Executive Officer.

LtCol Blumenfeld’s personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.