VMM-161 Leaders

VMM-161 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel John A. Sax
Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161

LtCol Sax was born and raised in Memphis, TN graduating from Christian Brothers High School. He graduated from the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing in May 2001. LtCol Sax went through OCS in Jan 2003 later commissioned 2ndLt in Mar 2003.LtCol Sax completed The Basic School in Oct 2003 and completed

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Major Thomas A. Adams
Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161

Major Adams was born and raised in Gainesville, FL graduating from Buchholz High School in 2003. He graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology in 2007. Maj Adams completed Officer Candidate School via the Platoon Leaders Course while attending college and was commissioned a 2ndLt in June

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Sergeant Major Jonas A. Johnson
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161

Sergeant Major Jonas A. Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and enlisted in the Marine Corps on 18 September 2001. He completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and upon graduation, he was promoted to the rank of Private First Class. He reported to the School of Infantry West, Camp Pendleton, California for Marine

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