Marine Wing Support Squadron 172
Major Raymond C. Webb

Maj Ray Webb was born in Newport News, VA in 1986 into a U.S. Army family and grew up traveling the country until his father’s retirement in Fayetteville, NC in 2003.  He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned through the Officer Candidate Course 10-1 and attended The Basic School Course 2-10. Prior to flight school training, he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Division as an Assistant Aviation Safety Officer.

In 2011, Major Webb reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, Primary flight training in the T-6 with VT-6, and Advanced Helicopter Flight Training in the TH-57 with HT-8.  He was designated a Naval Aviator in September of 2012.  After graduating from Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Training in Maine, he reported to the HMLAT-303 in Camp Pendleton, California for Replacement Aircrew Training in the AH-1W.

Maj Webb served as a United States Marine Corps AH-1W pilot in HMLA-467, 269, and 167 obtaining the qualification of Night Systems Instructor.  During his fleet tour, he had flown over 600 hours and has deployed across the country for training, as well as a Unit Deployment Program tour to Japan and Thailand in 2016.  Upon completion of his fleet tour in 2017, Maj Webb was assigned to MASTG-21 as a TH-57 Instructor Pilot with HT-8 logging nearly 1,000 hours of instructional flight time and training. Other designations during this time includes Functional Test Pilot, Aviation Safety Officer, Ground Safety Officer, Crew Recourse Management Instructor and Unit Level Model Manager, and NATOPS Evaluator. In 2020, Major Webb was promoted to his current rank and reported to Headquarters Marine Corps, Safety Division where he served as the fleet Rotary Wing Aviation Safety Officer. 

As of June 2023, Maj Webb is serving as the Executive Officer of MWSS-172.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.