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Marine Aircraft Group 11

MAG-11 Leaders

Colonel Shannon M. Brown
Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 11

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Colonel Brown is a 1995 graduate of Swarthmore College.  He was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps in August 1996 and was designated an aviator in February 2000 after flight training in Pensacola, Florida and Meridian, Mississippi. Colonel Brown has served as an F/A-18 pilot in the operating forces with

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Lieutenant Colonel Scott W. Symons
Executive Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 11

 LtCol Scott “Richard” Symons graduated from Rochester Adams High School in 1998.   He attended Western Michigan University where he graduated with a BS in Aviation Flight Science in 2002.  He completed OCS and TBS and immediately reported to Pensacola, FL to undergo pilot training in the summer of 2003.  LtCol Symons was winged in May, 2005, after

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Sergeant Major Tricia M. Smith-Leavy
Sergeant Major, Marine Aircraft Group 11

Sergeant Major Smith-Leavy enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996 and underwent recruit training at Parris Island South Carolina. Upon graduation of recruit training, she reported to the School of Infantry for Marine Corps Combat Training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  She remained at Camp Lejeune where she attended Personnel Clerk's Course. Upon

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3rd MAW News

Team O'Brien: Husband and Wife Assume Squadron Command on the Same Day  The effortless three-pointers left him in awe.Then-midshipman Michael O’Brien watched the ball sail...
First USMC F-35C squadron deploys  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) has marked a key...
‘Jack of all trades’: Aces stack the deck in Afghanistan  Earlier this year, the Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373 “Aces” returned from a six-month...
Yuma F-35B pilots go off-roading  (April 12, 2021) Third Marine Aircraft Wing’s Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)...
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s “Death Rattlers” return from historic deployment  The Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 return from a 10-month deployment,...
3rd MAW grows as an integrated all-domain naval power  Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) prepare for the commencement of phase two of Winter...

MAG-11 Mission Statement

Marine Aircraft Group 11 generates, embarks, and integrates relevant, combat ready aviation forces capable of providing Offensive Air Support, Anti-Aircraft Warfare, Assault Support, Aerial Reconnaissance, and terminal area Control of Aircraft; generates critical aviation logistics support; provides 12 of the functions of Aviation Ground Support; supports the generation of squadrons assigned to Navy Carrier Airwings; trains to standard Marine Fighter/Attack Pilots and Weapons Systems Officers and Navy Strike Fighter Pilots; and prepares to deploy the Marine Aircraft Group Headquarters as a Site Command capable of generating sorties to service standard for the Marine Tactical Air Commander; all in order to ensure success in combat in support of the MAGTF and Combatant Commanders.


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