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Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18

 

Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18

MTACS-18

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol Fred J. Ingo III

Lieutenant Colonel Fred J. Ingo III was born and raised in Utica, New York.  He graduated from Marlboro College, Vermont in May 1999, reported to Officer Candidate School October 1999, and was commissioned in December 1999. 

Following The Basic School and training as an Air Support Control Officer at Twenty Nine Palms, California Lieutenant Colonel Ingo was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer to MASS-2 in Okinawa, Japan. In March 2002 he was deployed on the 31st MEU as the Air Support Element Officer in Charge.  In June 2003, he returned to MASS-2 and was assigned as 1st Platoon Commander in DASC Company.  In January 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Ingo served as the MACG-18 Detachment Officer in Charge aboard the USS Fort McHenry during Tsunami Relief Operations in Indonesia.  Upon return for this deployment, he served as the MACG-18 Plans Officer through June 2006.

From June 2006 through June 2009 Lieutenant Colonel Ingo served as the MACCS Representative, Coyote 14B, at TTECG in Twenty Nine Palms, California.  During this tour he graduated from Weapons Tactics Instructor Course in September 2006 and the UAS Missions Commander Course in May 2008.

In June 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Ingo transferred to MASS-1 in Cherry Point and took over as the DASC Company Commander.  In July 2009, he deployed ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-2 to Al Asad Iraq as the DASC Company Commander and the MASS-1 Detachment Commander.  During this tour MASS-1 was given the order to retrograde all MASS personnel and equipment out of Iraq.  Upon his return from Iraq in February 2010, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer for MACG-28.

In February 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Ingo deployed ISO Operation Enduring Freedom 11-1 to Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan as the Operations Officer for MACG-28 (Forward).  Upon return, he served as the Operations Officer for MTACS-28.

From June 2012 to June 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Ingo was a resident student at the USAF Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery Alabama.  At the completion of the course he received a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences.

In June 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Ingo reported to United States Forces, Japan aboard Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo Japan and served as the Chief of Future Operations J35.  In this capacity he worked directly with the Japanese Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on numerous regional defense issues.  

In July 2016 Lieutenant Colonel Ingo reported to 4th MAW Operations Department, Marine Forces Reserve to serve as the Future Operations Officer, the Wing Air Control Officer, and the Deputy Wing G3. 

Lieutenant Colonel Ingo’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.  He was also recognized as Japan Missile Defender of the Year for 2015 by Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.