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Marine Air Support Squadron 2

 

Marine Air Support Squadron 2

Pacific Vagabonds

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Executive Officer 
Maj Woodard

 

Major Millard B. Woodard is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and commissioned in the Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy.  After completing Marine Corps Communications Electronics School, he was designated as an Air Support Control Officer and assigned to Marine Air Support Squadron 1 (MASS-1) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. 

In 2009 1stLt Woodard deployed with MASS-1 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  During this period he served in the capacity of an air controller with the Direct Air Support Center (DASC) Air Support Element (ASE) imbedded with Regimental Combat Team Seven (RCT-7) in support of Operation Moshtarak.

Upon return in 2010 1stLt Woodard served as the Air Support Company (ASC) Executive Officer.  While serving in this capacity he also served as the Marine Air Control Group 28 (MACG-28) detachment Officer in Charge (OIC) in support of Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV) 4-10.

In January of 2011 Captain Woodard deployed with 2d Marine Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  During this period he served as an air officer in the G-3. In this capacity he ensured the priorities of the division were represented, supported, and fulfilled as the Air Tasking Order (ATO) evolved during the execution phase.

Upon his return from his second deployment Captain Woodard was selected to attend Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-12 facilitated by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-One (MAWTS-1).  He then returned to his squadron to serve as the Weapons and Tactics Training Program (WTTP) OIC. In this capacity he was tasked with tactics instruction, standardization, and training for his squadron. During this period he also served as the MASS-1 detachment commander in support of WTI Course 1-13 which served as MASS-1’s pre-deployment training evolution for an impending deployment in support of OEF.

From January until August of 2013 Captain Woodard served as the MASS-1 Squadron Detachment Commander in support of OEF.  His detachment was responsible for the integration of air and surface delivered fires, processing and coordinating all request for immediate air support, as well as conducting airspace management and airspace control within airspace delegated to Regional Command Southwest (RC-SW) by the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC).

Upon return from his third deployment in support of OEF, Captain Woodard was directed to serve as the MASS-1 Air Support Company (ASC) Commander.  He served in this capacity from August 2013 until May of 2014. During this period he was also tapped to serve as an augment instructor in support of WTI course 2-14.

Captain Woodard reported to the school of Information Science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) where he earned a degree in Information Technology Management (ITM).  Upon graduation he was awarded the 8848 MOS, Management-Data Systems Officer. The curriculum was 27 months in duration.

In October of 2016 Major Woodard executed orders to the Marine Corps Logistics Command where he served as the  Enterprise Architecture Branch Chief where he championed technology transformation in support of Operational Level Logistics. 

In August of 2019 Major Woodard assumed the duties as the Executive Officer of Marine Air Support Squadron 2. 

  

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Unit Address and Phone

Marine Air Support Squadron 2
Marine Air Control Group 18
UNIT 37211
FPO AP 96372-7211
Commercial: 011-81-98-970-5555 ext 636-3257
DSN: 315-636-3257

Squadron Duty Officer
Office Phone: 636-3257