3rd MAW Leaders

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Leaders

Commanding General, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Major General Christopher J. Mahoney

Major General Mahoney was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts and graduated from Holy Cross in June 1987. He completed The Basic School (TBS) and the Infantry Officer's Course (IOC), at Quantico, VA. graduating in March 1988. After flight training in Florida and Texas and his qualification as an...

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Assistant Wing Commander, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Colonel James F. Harp

Col Harp was commissioned through the Marine Corps Officer Candidate's Course (OCC) in December 1991. Following training at The Basic School in Quantico, VA, he attended flight school in Pensacola, FL, and received his Aviator's wings in April 1994. After training in the CH-53E helicopter at HMT-302...

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Chief of Staff, Third Marine Aircraft Wing

Colonel David M. Steele

Colonel David M. Steele is the Chief of Staff, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa Japan from June 2018 to June 2020.Colonel Steele is a 1995 graduate of George Mason University. Commissioned from the...

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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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