Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

MAG-39 Mission Statement

The mission of Marine Aircraft Group 39 is to provide utility helicopter support, close-in fire support, fire support coordination, aerial reconnaissance, observation and forward air control in aerial and ground escort operations during ship-to-shore movement and subsequent operations ashore.

HMLA-469 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Piacente
Commanding Officer, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

Lieutenant Colonel Steven “Sauce” Piacente, a native of Yonkers, New York, graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant on May 28, 2004. Upon completion of The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia in January 2005, he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida for flight training and was

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Sergeant Major Alex C. Brown
Sergeant Major, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

Alex Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program in 1999 and subsequently in July 2000 attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island with Lima Company, Third Recruit Training Battalion. Upon graduation, Private Brown reported to the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina for training as a

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