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Marine Wing Support Squadron 172

 

Marine Wing Support Squadron 172

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Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
LtCol James S. Pryor

LtCol Pryor is a native of Schoolcraft, Michigan.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1993, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August 1998.

He has served as a logistics officer with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, 2d Force Service Support Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and 4th Supply Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group. 

LtCol Pryor also served two tours with Training and Education Command as a Theater Security Cooperation Planner and Marine Air Ground Task Force Staff Training Program (MSTP) Trainer and Branch Head.  He also served at Manpower and Reserve Affairs within Behavioral Health, Marine and Family Programs.

His major deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom to both Iraq and Kuwait, Okinawa through the Unit Deployment Program, and Bahrain as a U.S. Naval Forces Component Command – Central Exercise Planner.

He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, USMC Expeditionary Warfare School, and USMC Command and Staff College.  He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Military Studies.

LtCol Pryor’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Gold Stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 1 Gold Stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 1 Gold Stars.

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