Executive Officer
Maj Sean M. Wolterman

Major Wolterman received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Iowa State University.  While there he attended Mountain Warfare School for a summer package in 2005 and graduated Officer Candidate’s School in July 2006 as a member of 4th Platoon, E Company.  He received his commission on 5 May, 2007 after earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Iowa State.

After commissioning, Second Lieutenant Wolterman attended The Basic School, BOC class 4-07, and graduated in December of 2007.  Immediately following, he was enrolled in the Introductory Flight Screening program which he completed mid-February of 2008 just before reporting to MASTG-21 in Pensacola, FL to begin flight training.

In April of 2008, Second Lieutenant Wolterman began Aviation Preflight Indoctrination.  After completion, he was transferred to Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma to start primary flight training with the 33rd Flight Training Squadron.  Following the primary flight training syllabus, Second Lieutenant Wolterman selected jets and was transferred to NAS Meridian, Mississippi in February of 2009 for intermediate and advanced jet training.

Second Lieutenant Wolterman joined VT-9 upon reporting to NAS Meridian and began flying the T-45C in the spring of 2009.  He completed the advanced jet syllabus and earned his wings in April of 2010 with orders to VMFAT-101 for training in the F/A-18 Hornet.

First Lieutenant Wolterman reported to VMFAT-101 in June of 2010 to begin training in the Hornet.  After carrier qualifying onboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS in September of 2011, Captain Wolterman completed the F/A-18 CAT I syllabus and received orders to the “Death Rattlers” of VMFA-323.

While a member of VMFA-323, Captain Wolterman served as the Quality Assurance Officer, Flight Officer, and Aviation Safety Officer.  Captain Wolterman completed a combat deployment aboard the USS NIMTZ with Carrier Air Wing Eleven in 2013 flying in support of coalition forces during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  He completed the MAWTS-1 Marine Division Tactics Course in the spring of 2014 before attending Tactical Air Control Party School later that summer. 

In August of 2014, Captain Wolterman transferred to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit to serve as the Assistant Air Officer.  Just prior to joining the MEU, Captain Wolterman completed MAWTS-1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-15 as an Air Officer.  While a member of the MEU Command Element, Captain Wolterman completed a Western Pacific deployment in the spring and summer of 2016 aboard USS BOXER.  Following the deployment, Captain Wolterman reported to VMFAT-501 for conversion to the F-35B.  He completed the conversion syllabus and was promoted to Major in June of 2017 with follow on orders to VMX-1.  

Major Wolterman checked into the F-35B Detachment of VMX-1 in September of 2017 and was stationed in Edwards, AFB California.  During his time at VMX-1, Major Wolterman served as Aviation Safety Officer, Powerline, Airframes, and Aviation Life Support Systems Division officer while helping the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team complete initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the F-35.  After two years as an F-35 operational test pilot with VMX-1, Major Wolterman received orders to VMFA-121 and executed those orders in September of 2019.

As a “Green Knight,” Major Wolterman served as the Director of Safety and Standardization and the Aviation Maintenance Officer.  He also deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit as a part of the 20.1 patrol.  Major Wolterman currently serves as the unit’s Executive Officer.              

Major Wolterman’s awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Expeditionary Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal.  Major Wolterman is married to the former Stephanie G. Jost of Davenport, Iowa and has two young sons, Henry and Michael