Executive Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
Major Elizabeth Amezcua

Major Amezcua is originally from San Diego, CA. She enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in March 2000 and attended Marine Corps Combat Training from June 2000 to July 2000. In July 2000, she attended Military Police School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and graduated as a Military Police Officer in September 2000. Upon graduation, she was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 473, 4th Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. While assigned to MWSS 473, Major Amezcua deployed twice for six months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; the first time as Entry Control Point Military Police Officer and the second time as a Vehicle Commander as part of the Incident Response Platoon.

Upon completion of her second Iraq deployment, Major Amezcua applied and got accepted to the Officer Candidate School (OCS) and got commissioned as an officer in the United States Corps in August 2008. After OCS, Major Amezcua attended The Basic School and the Basic Communications Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia.  As a communications officer, Major Amezcua got assigned to Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group in Camp Pendleton, California. In her first assignment as an Officer, she served as a Communications Platoon Commander and later deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

When she returned from Afghanistan in April 2011, Major Amezcua served as the Communications Company Operations Officer from April 2012 to April 2013. In April 2013, she deployed once again to Afghanistan for a year with Retrograde and Redeployment in support of Reset and Reconstitution Operations Group (R4OG). During this deployment, Major Amezcua served as Assistant S-6, Information Assurance Officer, Security Manager, Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters Company Commander.

After she returned from her deployment, Major Amezcua reported to the 4th Recruit Training Battalion.  Once there, she initially served as the Assistant Operations Officer for two months and then was assigned to serve as a Series Commander for Company N.  In this assignment, Major Amezcua supervised the training of approximately 900 future Marines throughout seven cycles. In May 2015, Major Amezcua got selected to serve as the Staff Secretary for Marine Corps Recruit Depot/ Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island, where she served until June 2016.

After her tour at Parris Island, Major Amezcua reported to Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. There, she served as the Company Executive Officer and the Communications Company Operations Officer until June 2018. During her last year in Okinawa, Major Amezcua was selected on the Intermediate Level School board to attend the Army General Command Officer and Staff College (CGSOC) at the Western Hemisphere for Security Cooperation at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Upon successful completion of CGSOC, Major Amezcua got assigned to Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, where she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-6 and Communication Plans Officer. After a successful tour at Marine Corps Forces South, Major Amezcua was assigned as the Bravo Company Commander for Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Marine Air Control Group 38 aboard Marine Corps until 2 June 2023.  

Major Amezcua has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University, has completed the Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, US Army’s Command and General Staff Officer College, and has a Master of Science in Leadership from Norwich University.

Major Amezcua’ s personal decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in lieu of 3rd Award, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.