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Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Marine Wing Support Squadron 172


Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol Prescott N. Wilson

Promoted to his present rank on 1 December 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Wilson is a native of Plano, Texas.  In December 1997 he graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilson’s assignments in the operating forces include Engineer Platoon Commander, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion; Battalion Engineer Officer, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; Engineer Company Commander, Combat Logistics Battalion 5; Operations Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 11; Operations Officer, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion; and MAGTF Planner, III MEF.

Other assignments include Instructor and Staff Platoon Commander, The Basic School; and Readiness Officer, PP&O, HQMC.

Operations include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Sea Angel II, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Damayan.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilson is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the School of Advanced Warfighting, and the Joint Logistics Officer’s Course.

He holds a Masters of Operational Studies, and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with three stars in lieu of fourth award, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.