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Marine Air Control Squadron 4

 

Marine Air Control Squadron 4

MACS-4

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol Michael S. Keane

Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Keane was born in Bronx, NY.  In 1997 he enlisted in the Marine Corps as a KC-130 mechanic and was assigned to VMGR-252 where he participated in Operation Allied Force in Southern Europe.  In 1999 he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.  

After completing Air Defense Control Officer’s Course in 2000 he was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron-4, Marine Air Control Group-18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan where he deployed shortly after the Sept 11th attacks to Guam in support of Operation Noble Eagle.

 

From 2001-2004 he was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron-2, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina where he deployed twice with the Tactical Air Operations Center in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, graduated Weapons & Tactics Instructor Course and was promoted to Captain.

                                                                                      

From 2004-2007 he was assigned to the Marine Corps Communications & Electronics School in 29 Palms, California as an instructor and Officer in Charge of the Air Defense Training Section.

 

After completion of his tour in 29 Palms, LtCol Keane was assigned to Marine Air Control Group-18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan from 2007-2010.   During this tour he served as the Marine Air Control Squadron-4 Tactical Air Operations Center Detachment Commander, the Marine Air Control Group-18 Assistant Operations Officer and was promoted to Major.

 

From 2010-2013 he was the Site Commander and Executive Officer for Marine Air Control Squadron-24, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

 

After completing his tour at Marine Air Control Squadron-24 he was assigned to the Pentagon under the Aviation Expeditionary Enablers Branch, HQMC Aviation from 2013-2016.  LtCol Keane was the action officer and advocate for the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), Composite Track Network, TPS-59 radar and advanced modeling/simulation environments.  

 

In 2016 LtCol Keane was assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as the Marine Air Control Group-18 Operations Officer.  In June of 2017 he assumed Command of MACS-4.

 

LtCol Keane is married to Katherine Keane.  They have two children, daughter Elizabeth, 11 and son Michael, 8.