1. Marine Air Support Squadron 2 is at its core a warfighting organization whose strength is derived from the quality Marines that continue to fill its ranks. Our role is to ensure that the Marines and Sailors of this squadron are well-trained and prepared to accomplish the unit's mission if ever called to "fight tonight." My command philosophy centers around four key tenets that will drive my decision making going forward. They are:
a. Vigorously train and maintain. Everything we do must relate to our war – time mission. We cannot DASC without properly trained crews and properly functioning equipment. War will be "come as you are," and the enemy, not an inspection team, will grade us on our capabilities.
b. Be mentally, physically and spiritually prepared for the next fight. Consume knowledge, remain curious, and push your body. Prepare yourselves and your families to mentally, physically and spiritually overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
c. Lead by example. You are defined by your actions. Have the discipline to do the right thing when no one is looking.
d. Always maintain accountability. Maintain constant accountability of your Marines, your equipment, your decisions and most importantly your honor.
2. MASS-2 is the oldest aviation command and control squadron in the Marine Corps. It is our duty to uphold the legacy of those Marines that carried our flag before us. We are also tasked to imbue in our Marines a spirit of pride and camaraderie "such as Regiments hand down forever.“ This squadron served during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II, at Inchon and the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, in the jungles of Vietnam and throughout the Pacific over the last seventy years. It is our job to uphold and move forward the legacy of this squadron. Marines of MASS-2, I look forward to the next two years and all that can be accomplished. Semper Fidelis.