Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1

 

 

Mission Statement Under 3rd MAW

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's mission is to provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short notice world wide deployment to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), fleet and unified commanders.

Our mission to provide well trained, organized and equipped combat ready forces remains our number one priority.

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) is comprised of Marines, sailors and civilians. We enjoy a climate of trust and cohesiveness that makes our combat organization greater than the sum of its individual parts. As a combat team, we focus on excellence and mission success. We accept nothing less than superior performance, for mediocrity has no place in aviation.

Our high standards of professional excellence are apparent in our conduct and preparation for combat. We are the epitome of professionalism in everything we do: in our work ethic, our grooming standards, in our daily behavior, and while we are enjoying well-earned liberty. We remain combat ready to conduct any mission assigned. We stay fit for duty – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Our posture for success sustains us in combat.

We are representatives of the United States of America, of our service, and of our families. Our personal interaction sets the standard by which 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is judged. We always maintain the highest standards of professionalism and human dignity.

The action, or inaction, of any one individual plays a critical role in our preparation for combat.

Our leadership is proactive, never abusive. We thrive on challenges, seek solutions, and produce positive, timely results. We are always accountable and accept responsibility for our actions. We know the rules and regulations and abide by them. Integrity is our cornerstone, honesty is our guide, and respect for our fellow man is our creed. We will not waiver in our mission to defeat terrorism and destroy those extremists who threaten our way of life.

Excel, demand excellence, set the example, be responsible, contribute to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing success and we will make a difference as we defeat the enemies of our great country.

VMU-1 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel A. Weber
Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1

Lieutenant Colonel Weber graduated from Saint Bonaventure University and was commissioned in May of 2002.  He completed Naval Aviation training at NAS Whiting Field, Florida where he earned his wings of gold. He reported to HMM(T)-164 completing CH-46E Sea Knight training aboard Camp Pendleton, California before joining his first operational

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Major Donald Kelly
Executive Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1

Major Kelly graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architecture. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and completed The Basic School in January 2008. He was then assigned to MATSG-21 to begin Naval Flight Training. First Lieutenant Kelly winged on 9 August 2009 and

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Sergeant Major Richard H. Troncatti II
Sergeant Major, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1

Sergeant Major Richard H. Troncatti II was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1981. He entered the Marine Corps in August 1999, and conducted recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon graduation, he attended Marine Combat Training along with Basic Engineer Equipment Operator Course.In April 2000, Private First

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