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 Bruce K. Williams, III
Executive Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 11

Lieutenant Colonel Williams graduated from the University of California, Riverside in June 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He was commissioned via the Officer Candidates Course in April 1999 and attended The Basic School.  In October 1999, he reported to NAS Pensacola, FL, for Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Flight

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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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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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