Locate, attack and destroy surface targets, intercept and destroy enemy aircraft, and provide electronic warfare support.

VMFA 242 Leaders

Commanding Officer VMFA-242
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander M. Mellman

Lieutenant Colonel Mellman was born in New Haven and grew up in Guilford, CT. He graduated from the American University School for International Service in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs.

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VMFA-242 Executive Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Boera

Lieutenant Colonel Boera graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology in 2007. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in August 2007 and subsequently completed The Basic School and Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership Course aboard Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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VMFA-242 Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Mark P. Mangio

Sergeant Major Mangio was born in the city of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 11 and began training with Platoon 3080 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on 28 May 2001.

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Page

Sgt Aryn N. Ballard

1stLt Reina A Moreno
DSN: 315-255-2350
Cell Phone: 0827-94-2350

 VMFA-242 EO Representative
GySgt Pierre M. Goode

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242
Marine Aircraft Group 12
1st Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF
UNIT 37300
FPO, AP 96603-7300
Commercial: 011-81-827-94-2302
DSN: 315-255-2302
Cell Phone: 090-6861-5736

Wing Duty Officer
Cell Phone: 080-2737-9024
Office Phone: 645-2564

Unit Voting Assistance Officer
Captain Nicholas A Skorina
DSN: 315-255-2531
Email: nicholas.skorina@usmc.mil 


1st Marine Aircraft Wing