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Lieutenant Colonel Everett Good Commanding Officer, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169
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LtCol Everett Good is a native of Centerview, Missouri.  He attended New Mexico Military Institute in 1996 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001.  Following graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course, he attended flight school in Pensacola, FL and was designated a naval aviator in August 2003. 

In January 2004, he completed initial AH-1W training at Camp Pendleton, CA and was subsequently assigned to HML/A-167 in New River, NC.  He immediately deployed to Al Asad, Iraq to join the squadron already on deployment supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  During this time, he served as the squadron adjutant.  In 2005, he deployed with HMM-261(REIN) on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to Al Asad, Iraq in support of OIF, serving as a future operations planner.  Following deployment, he attended Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-07 and deployed with HMM-264(REIN) on the 26th MEU in January 2007, serving as the H-1 Detachment Pilot Training Officer, S-4A, and Fuels Detachment OIC.  Following deployment, he returned to HML/A-167 as the Flightline Officer, and deployed to Al Asad, Iraq in support of OIF from February to August 2008.  During this time, he served as the Detachment OIC to FOB Korean Village for five months executing combat missions with 30 Marines and three AH-1W Cobras.  LtCol Good completed four deployments in the span of four and a half years with HML/A-167 and the 22nd and 26th MEUs.

In August 2008, LtCol Good reported to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 and served in the AH-1W Division and Aviation Development, Tactics, and Evaluation (ADT&E) Department as the Rotary Wing Offensive Air Support Specialist until December 2011.  He also served as an instructor in the Air Officer Department throughout this time.

In January 2012, LtCol Good reported to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012 and 2013 to 2014.  He then attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS during academic year 2014-2015, graduating with distinction.  During this year, he also completed a Masters of Arts in Global and International Studies from the University of Kansas. 

LtCol Good returned to MAG-39 in August 2015 where he completed series conversion training in the AH-1Z Cobra and was assigned to HMLA-369.  He served as the Aviation Maintenance Officer and Executive Officer until April 2018.  In May 2018, LtCol Good assumed his current duties as Commanding Officer, HMLA-169.

LtCol Good has accumulated over 2800 mishap free flight hours and earned every qualification and designation possible in the AH-1.  His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with Gold Star in lieu of second award), Air Medal with Strike Flight Numeral 6, the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Gold Stars in lieu of third award).

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