Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164

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.

VMM-164 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan A. Ferrell
Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164

Lieutenant Colonel Ferrell was raised in California, Virginia, Arizona and graduated high school in

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Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164
Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164

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Sergeant Major Christopher D. Ashley
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164

Sergeant Major Ashley enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1998 and attended recruit training in

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