LtCol Perkins III
Upon graduation from Texas State University, Second Lieutenant Perkins was commissioned in 1999.
Upon completing The Basic School in October 1999, he attended the Air Support Control Officer Course in Twentynine Palms, California. Upon completion of the Air Support Control Officers Course, he attended the Low Altitude Air Defense Officers Course at El Paso, Texas and subsequently received orders to Marine Air Support Squadron 2 in November 1999. Where he served in a multitude of billets as an Air Support Control Officer.
In August 2005, Captain Perkins reported to Headquarters Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii where he served as an Information Operations Planner. He was subsequently selected to attend Amphibious Warfare School. Following graduation in May of 2008, he served as a Platoon Commander for Officer Candidate School where he was responsible training one Platoon Leadership Couse Platoon and one Officer Candidate Course Combined Platoon consisting of over 140 Officer Candidates.
In September of 2008, he reported to Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 18, Okinawa, Japan and was assigned as the Operations Officer. He was subsequently designated as the MACG Detachment Officer-In-Charge (OIC) for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During that time, he supported numerous exercises and operations in the Pacific Command area of operation.
From October 2009 to April of 2010, Major Perkins deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Marine Tactical Air Control Squadron (MTACS) 28 Operations Officer and Senior Air Coordinator. From May to October of 2011, again Major Perkins deployed to Afghanistan to serve as the Knowledge Manager Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
In July 2014, Major Perkins was ordered to MACG-48, Great Lakes, Illinois, where he served as the Group Operations Officer is support of reservist operations with 4th MAW.
In August 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Perkins was transferred to MACG-18 to assume duties as the Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Perkins’ personal decorations include the Defense Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, and Joint Service Achievement Medal.