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Provide a task-organized Marine Air Command and Control System to enable the integration of all functions of Marine aviation in support of the Fleet Marine Force (FMF).

MACG-18 Leadership

Marine Aircraft Control Group-18 Commanding Officer
Colonel Michael D. Hicks

Colonel Hicks graduated from Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988. He served as a diesel mechanic and wrecker operator in Battery N, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines until 1994.

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MACG-18 Executive Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. VerPlanck

Lieutenant Colonel VerPlanck graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in 2003.

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Marine Aircraft Control Group- 18 Sergeant Major
SgtMaj Shelby S. Smith

Sergeant Major Shelby S. Smith was born in Stockbridge, Georgia...

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Deployment Readiness Coordinators


Satsuki Fraling

Email: satsuki.fraling@usmc.mil
DSN: 636-3335
Cell: 080-2699-3130
Int'l:  011-81-98-911-5111
(dial tone) / 636-3335

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  Duane Burk

Email: duane.l.burk@usmc.mil
DSN: 636-3837
Cell: 090-2699-3129
Int'l:  011-81-98-911-5111
(dial tone) / 636-3837

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Marine Air Control Group 18

1st Marine Aircraft Wing

MACG-18 UNIT 37178
FPO AP 96372-7178
Commercial: 011-81-611-736-3203
DSN: 315-636-3203
Group Duty Officer Cell: 080-2699-3127

Wing Duty Officer
Cell Phone: 080-2737-9024
Office Phone: 645-2564

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