Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38

Mission Statement Under 3rd MAW

Provide premier assault support to Marine, joint, and coalition forces from advanced bases, expeditionary airfields or aircraft capable ships in order to enable the CO to fight the MAW as a piece of the MEF level MAGTF in support of the Joint Force Commander. Be prepared to deploy the MAO headquarters and staff support during site command and MEB ACE operations necessary for the effective command and control of subordinate squadrons and attachments in order to ensure success across the full range of military operations.

MWCS-38 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Atiim Phillips
Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38

LtCol Atiim Phillips is from Chesapeake, VA.  He enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard in 1994.  He graduated Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training as a Fast Tracker (for promotion) in Aug 1995 and reported to 1/116th, 29th INF DIV (L), in Christiansburg, VA.  He served as an M60 gunner and weapons squad leader.  He was released from

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Major Michael A. Walsh
Executive Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38

    Major Walsh grew up in Plantation, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 2007.  Following graduation, he attended Officer Candidates School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.   He subsequently attended The Basic School, served temporarily at the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center,

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Sergeant Major Richard T. Bryan
Sergeant Major, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38

SgtMaj Bryan enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2002 and reported to MCRD, Parris Island for recruit training. PFC Bryan graduated recruit training in September and reported to Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and Assault Amphibian Vehicle Crewman Course in Camp Pendleton, California for MOS school. In January 2003, PFC Bryan

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