Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163
Major Adam C. Kubashack

Major Kubashack was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps on May 22, 2015 following completion of Officer Candidate School through Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and graduation from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. Upon completion of The Basic School, he reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training earning his wings as a Naval Aviator on June 15, 2018. 

Upon successful completion of the MV-22B Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 204 (VMMT-204) in New River, North Carolina. Maj Kubashack was then assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California in January of 2019. He served as the Current Operations Officer and deployed to Al Jaber Airbase, Kuwait in support of SPMAGTF CENTCOM Crisis Response and Operation Inherent Resolve from March to September 2020. 

While a member of VMM-166, he was selected to attend Aviation Safety Officer school and assumed the role of the Squadron ASO until the squadron was retired as part of Force Design 2030. 

In May 2021, Maj Kubashack reported to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Maj Kubashack served as the Flight Equipment and Ordnance Officer in Charge and Quality Assurance Officer from 2021 to 2022.  Maj Kubashack attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course before deploying to Djibouti, Africa in support of Aviation Combat Element Crisis Response Africa in April to September of 2022.

Following the return from deployment, Major Kubashack assumed the Pilot Training Officer role and was selected as the INDOPACOM Summer Exercise Series Action Officer for one of the largest 3rd MAW exercises to be held in decades, Marine Air Support Activity 2023 (MASA). Maj Kubashack served as the Remain Behind Element (RBE) Operations Officer during MASA from June 2023 until August 2023 when the squadron reconsolidated.

In March of 2024, Maj Kubashack assumed the role as the Director of Safety and Standardization within the Department of Safety, Standardization, and NATOPS before assuming his role as the Executive Officer of VMM-163 in April of 2024. 

Maj Kubashack has flown more than 1000 hours in tactical aircraft, including over 150 combat flight hours. His personal decorations include the Air Medal (Numeral 2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Operation Inherent Resolve Medal (2 bronze stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment (1 bronze star), and the National Defense Service Medal.