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Marine Air Control Squadron 1

Mission Statement

The mission of the Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) 1 is to provide air surveillance and control of friendly aircraft and surface to air weapons in support of offensive air support and anti-air warfare, continuous all-weather radar, non-radar, tower air traffic control services, airspace management, and meteorological and oceanographic services in support of the Marine air-ground task force and joint force commander.

MACS-1 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin J. Kiley
Commanding Officer, Marine Air Control Squadron 1

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Kiley is a native of Clyde, New York. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 18 February 1999 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Saint Mary College and was commissioned via Officer Candidates School in August 2004.  Following

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Major Anthony Molesphini
Executive Officer, Marine Air Control Squadron 1

Maj Molesphini is a native of Montgomery, New Jersey. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in May 2010, having completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh.Following The Basic School and Air Defense Control Officer Course, he was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron

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Sergeant Major Elba N. Estremera
Sergeant Major, Marine Air Control Squadron 1

Sergeant Major Elba N. Estremera entered the Marine Corps in August 2002 and completed Recruit Training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. She was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal for being the Company Honor Graduate. After completing Marine Combat Training, she attended the Radio Operator School in Twetny-nine Palms,

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3rd MAW News
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