Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

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.

VMFA-232 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. D. Lee
Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

LtCol Thomas B. D. Lee  graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2001, earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  After completion of The Basic School and Naval Flight Training, he reported to VMFAT-101, Miramar, California for F/A-18 Hornet training.LtCol

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Major Patrick J. Mullen
Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

Maj Patrick Mullen graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in June 2005. Upon commissioning, 2nd Lt Mullen began Joint Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, where he flew the T-6A and T-38C

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Sergeant Major Daniel V. Velis Jr.
Sergeant Major, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

Sergeant Major Daniel Vincent Velis Jr. is a native of Los Angeles, California. He joined the Marine Corps on 27 December 1994 when he reported to MCRD San Diego, 2nd Battalion, Hotel Company, Platoon 2081, for recruit training.  Upon graduation of recruit training in March 1995, Sergeant Major Velis reported to Camp Pendleton, California for

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