3rd MAW Leaders

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Leaders

Commanding General, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Major General Bradford J. Gering

Major General Gering assumed the duties of Commanding General, 3D Marine Aircraft Wing on 30 July 2021. A native of Smithtown, New York, he graduated Binghamton University and was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Class program in May 1989. Following The Basic School, he completed flight training...

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Assistant Wing Commander, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Colonel William J. Bartolomea

Colonel Bartolomea received his commission on 7 January 1995 upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State University. Following The Basic School, BOC 2-95, he was assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1997. He then reported to HMT-303, MCAS Camp...

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Chief of Staff, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Colonel Eric Garcia

Colonel Eric Garcia attended New Mexico State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Platoon Leaders Course in February 1994. Upon Completion of The Basic School he reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group, Naval Air Station...

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Sergeant Major,Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Sergeant Major David A. Wilson

Sergeant Major Wilson enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1994 and conducted Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego. Upon completion, he reported to the School of Infantry where he earned the MOS 0311 and was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Upon graduation, he reported to Company K, 3rd...

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Wing Command Master Chief, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Command Master Chief Harlan B. Patawaran

Command Master Chief Harlan B. Patawaran enlisted on March 15, 1991. Upon completion of boot camp at Recruit Training Center, he attended HM “A” School at Naval School of Health Sciences (NSHS). Upon graduation, he proceeded to Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas from October 1991 until March 1993....

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3rd MAW Leaders
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