Support the MAGTF Commander by providing supporting arms coordination, conducting reconnaissance, and destroying surface targets and enemy aircraft day or night under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations.

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
Major Douglas R. Kansier

Maj Kansier received his commission as a second lieutenant in March 2009 and subsequently completed The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course aboard MCB Quantico.

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VMFA-242 Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Roberto C. Lopez

Sergeant Major Lopez, a native of Nogales, Arizona, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 26, 2000 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

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SSgt Demoyn T. Brown
Sgt Gideon A. Bennett

SSgt Juan J. Otero
DSN: 255-2366
Cell Phone: 0827-94-2366

 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