Maj Zachary K. Everhart
Major Zachary K. Everhart is native of Martinsville, IN. He graduated from DePauw University in 2005 with a BA in History. He commissioned in 2006 through the Officer Candidate Course and reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA.
From December 2006- July 2008, he served in MATSG-21 in Pensacola, FL for Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training with VT-10 and VT-86. In 2008 he reported to the Sharpshooters of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 at MCAS Miramar, CA for training as an F/A-18D Weapons Systems Officer.
In January 2010, Major Everhart reported to the Green Knights of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 121. He earned his Forward Air Controller (Airborne) qualification and served as the Legal Officer, Adjutant, Admin Officer, and Embark Officer.
In August 2012, Major Everhart reported to 1st Tank Battalion aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA. He served as a company Forward Air Controller, battalion Air Officer, and H&HS Company Commander.
Major Everhart returned to MCAS Miramar in August 2013 for service with the Vikings of VMFA(AW)-225. He earned his Fighter Attack Instructor designation and served as the Flight Officer. He was selected to transition to Naval Aviator and reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, TX for training. While in Texas, he was assigned to MATSG-22 and flew with VT-28 and VT-21.
After designation as a Naval Aviator at NAS Kingsville, TX in December 2017, Major Everhart reported to the Warlords of VMFAT-501 for F-35B training. Major Everhart checked into the Green Knights of VMFA-121 in April 2019 and since served as the Assistant Operations Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
Major Everhart’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 Gold stars. He completed three deployments to MCAS Iwakuni (2010, 2012, 2015) and one to CENTCOM (2013-2014). His training and education includes Legal Officer’s Course at Naval Justice School San Diego, CA, Expeditionary Warfare School-Distance Education Program (DEP), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group-Pacific’s Tactical Air Control Party Course, Command and Staff-DEP, and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University.