Marine Air Support Squadron 3

MISSION STATEMENT UNDER 3RD MAW

The mission of Marine Air Support Squadron 3 is to provide Direct Air Support Center (DASC) capabilities for control and coordination of aircraft operating in direct support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.

MASS-3 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Chad Troyer
Commanding Officer, Marine Air Support Squadron 3

Lieutenant Colonel Troyer enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in March 1990.  After completing Boot Camp and Infantry Training School, he reported to Marine Barracks Guam in April 1991.  In November 1992, Lieutenant Colonel Troyer reported to 3d Battalion 9th Marines where he deployed in support of Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia and again

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Maj. Katherine L. James
Executive Officer, Marine Air Support Squadron 3

Major James is from Massapequa, New York.  She entered the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in June 2005 and graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering.  Commissioned a Second Lieutenant, she reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA and graduated from BOC 6-09, Fox Company.  Major James graduated from Air

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Sergeant Major Adrian C. Gay
Sergeant Major, Marine Air Support Squadron 3

Sergeant Major Gay enlisted into the Marine Corps in the Delayed Entry Program on 16 December 1999. He began recruit training with First Battalion, Charlie Company, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.Private Gay attended Naval Aircrew Candidate School (NACCS) in Pensacola, Florida in November 2000. Upon completion of NACCS, Private

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