Major Dale Dugeña Dumo was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. He graduated from Westbury Senior High School, Houston, TX in 2000. Maj Dumo served on the enlisted side of the Marine Corps from December 2001 to December 2009. Maj Dumo graduated from The University of Houston in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He is currently working on his Masters of Public Administration with Northern Arizona University.
During his enlisted time, Private Dumo graduated from MCRD San Diego on March 2002, Marine Combat Training, Camp Pendleton on April 2002, and Ground Supply Administration School (MOS 3043), Camp Johnson on May 2002. He then reported to Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 (MWSS-371), MCAS Yuma, AZ, where he served from ground supply clerk to Fiscal Chief. He deployed with MWSS-371 from February to August 2003 in support of OEF and OIF, as part of a FARP Security Team. He served the billet of .50 caliber machine gunner, which his team supplemented MOB/FOB security forces, and conducted convoy/forward security operations. Sgt Dumo was accepted to the FY-2006 MECEP, and attended MECEP Preparatory School San Diego from May to July 2006. In August 2010, he reported to Rice NROTC Unit, Houston Consortium, where SSgt Dumo completed his BBA Major (Marketing concentration), minor in Management, and an advanced sales certificate with the Program for Excellence in Selling (and Top Dog Award), at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, and graduated Cum Laude.
Upon completion of The Basic School in November 2010, 2ndLt Dumo was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16 (MALS-16), MCAS Miramar, CA, where he did on-the-job training. In January 2011, he attended the Marine Aviation Supply Basic Qualification Course, Newport, RI, where he received formal training as an Aviation Supply Officer (ASO). In June 2011, he assumed duties as the Supply Response Division Officer until June 2012. Concurrent during this time, from October 2011, he was also assigned as the MALS detachment OIC and Aviation Combat Element (ACE) Supply Officer for the 15th MEU, which was part of the USS PELELIU Amphibious Readiness Group.
1stLt Dumo deployed with the 15th MEU from September 2012 to May 2013. During this time, he was awarded his second Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for superior performance and outstanding support and integration of the embarked ACE (HMM-364 REIN), 15th MEU, and USS PELELIU Navy Supply and Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance departments. His MALS detachment contributed to the USS PELELIU receiving the 2012 Battle Efficiency Award, and HMM-364 (REIN) receiving the Aviation Safety Award on May 2012. 1stLt Dumo took over as the acting ASO for MALS-16 Supply, and assumed AASO from August 2013 to July 2014, which he helped the supply department achieve an overall grade of 94 percent for the FY-2013 3D MAW Functional Area Inspection.
In July 2014, Capt Dumo reported to MALS-13 in Yuma, AZ where he assumed the duties as acting ASO, and then AASO in September 2014. From April to December 2016, Capt Dumo deployed as the Aviation Logistics Department Planner, as part of the Air Operations Cell, Command Element, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Crisis Response Central Command 16-2, overseeing all AVLOG detachments in Kuwait and Bahrain, supporting MV-22, KC-130, FA-18, and AV-8B squadrons. His AVLOG efforts resulted in increased aircraft readiness and combat sorties in direct support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Upon his return, he served as MALS-13 AIRSpeed OIC and acting ASO from January to July 2017. During his time at MALS-13, Capt Dumo’s efforts contributed to the first Marine Corps F-35 squadron (VMFA-121) to achieve Initial Operating Capability in 2015, the integration and maturation of F-35 Lockheed Martin supply/logistics within the ASD, and MALS-13 receiving the MCAA 2016 Donald E. Davis Award (MALS of the year). From MALS-13, he reported to Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS), Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA on July 2017; and graduated May 2018.
Capt Dumo then served at Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics Squadron One from June 2018 to July 2021 as the S-4 Department Head, Fiscal OIC, ASO, overseeing all aviation and ground supply/logistics operations and base support. Maj Dumo reported to MALS-13 on July 2021, where he served as the Operations & Training Officer until May 2022. During this period, he helped MALS-13 in receiving the MCAA 2022 Donald E. Davis Award (MALS of the year). Maj Dumo assumed his current billet of Executive Officer on 13 May 2022.
Maj Dumo’s personal decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with one bronze star, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.