Maj Adam D Wellington
Major Wellington graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2005 with a Bachelors of Art in History. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 25 May 2005. He reported to The Basic School in November and completed the course in June of 2006.
Major Wellington subsequently checked in with MATSG-21 in NAS Pensacola and began Aviation Preflight Indoctrination. He then reported to NAS Corpus Christi primary training on the T-34C. Upon completion of primary in August of 2007, he reported to NAS Kingsville for advanced jet training in the T-45C. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April 2009 and moved to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for training in the FA-18 Hornet with VMFAT-101. Upon completion of the Fleet Replacement Squadron in August 2010, Major Wellington checked in with the world famous Black Knight of VMFA-314.
While assigned to VMFA-314 Major Wellington served as the Ground Safety Officer, NATOPS Officer, Scheduling Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, and the Pilot Training Officer. He deployed with the squadron to the Pacific AOR in May of 2011 on the Unit Deployment Program rotation. While on UDP Major Wellington participated in Exercise Foal Eagle, Exercise Talisman Saber, and Exercise Southern Frontier. Upon returning from Japan he completed the section leader syllabus and attended the Aviation Safety Officers course. Major Wellington again deployed with VMFA-314 in September of 2012 to Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait and Sheik Isa Air Base, Bahrain in support of Request for Forces 1200. While on deployment he was designated a division leader and Fighter Attack Instructor Pilot. After returning home Major Wellington attended the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School in the summer of 2013. In February of 2014 Major Wellington again deployed with VMFA-314 to Sheik Isa Air Base, Bahrain in support of RFF, returning in May to execute PCS orders.
Major Wellington reported to Marine Corps University in June of 2014 to attend the Expeditionary Warfare School. After graduating in May of 2015, Major Wellington arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and checked into VMFA-121, where he has held the billets of Aviation Safety Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and MEU Detachment Executive Officer. He is currently assigned as the Executive Officer of VMFA-121.
Major Wellington’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.