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Commanding Officer, MCAS YUMA
Colonel Jared K. Stone

Col Jared K Stone attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a 2ndLt in 1998. Upon completion of the Basic School in June 1999, 2ndLt Stone was assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL for training as a Naval Flight Officer. After completing follow-on training at NAS Whidbey Island as an EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO), 1stLt Stone reported to Marine Electronic Attack Squadron 4, aboard MCAS Cherry Point. While assigned to Cherry Point, he deployed with VMAQ-4 and VMAQ-2 in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; and for a Unit Deployment Program (UDP) rotation to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

In 2004, Captain Stone executed orders to MAWTS-1 at MCAS Yuma, AZ. While at MAWTS-1 he served as an instructor in the EA-6B division, as the Electronic Warfare subject matter expert in the Aviation Development Tactics and Evaluation (ADT&E) department, and he augmented multiple fleet squadron deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Leaving MAWTS-1 in 2008, Captain Stone reported to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Texas for conversion training as a Naval Aviator. While in Corpus Christie, he was promoted to Major and winged as a Naval Aviator in August 2009.

After completing training in Corpus Christi, Major Stone reported to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for KC-130J training and follow-on assignment to VMGR-352. He was then assigned to an Individual Augmentee (IA) billet as the Camp Commandant for the Marine Corps site command at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan he flew in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM with VMGR-352 det-A. After returning from Afghanistan, Major Stone served at VMGR-352 as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer, deployed to Djibouti Africa as the 11th MEU Detachment Officer In Charge (OIC), and served as the squadron Executive Officer.

In July 2013, Major Stone reported to U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart Germany. He served as a Team Chief in the AFRICOM Joint Operations Center (JOC) and then worked as special assistant to the Commander of U.S AFRICOM, in the Commander’s Action Group. During this assignment, he was awarded an additional MOS as a Foreign Area Officer, completed Joint Command and Staff College (JPME II) in Norfolk Virginia, and was promoted to LtCol.

In July 2016 LtCol Stone moved to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to take command of the KC-130J Fleet Replacement Detachment (FRD). At the FRD, LtCol Stone was responsible for all initial and refresh training for KC-130J pilots and aircrew and served as the KC-130J NATOPS model manager. At the completion of this tour in 2019, LtCol Stone executed orders to Newburgh, New York to take command of MAG-49 Detachment B, Site Command Stewart.

In 2021 Col Stone was promoted to his current rank and executed orders to the Marine Corps War College, followed by orders to Headquarters Marine Corps to serve as the Current Operations Officer at Capabilities Development Directorate, DC CD&I. While in this position he was selected to command MCAS Yuma.

Col Stone’s personal decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal Single Mission Award with Combat “V”, Air Medal Strike Flight with numeral 8, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

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Commanding General, MCIWest - MCB Camp Pendleton

BRIGADIER GENERAL JASON G. WOODWORTH

Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton...

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MCIWEST-MCB Camp Pendleton

Sergeant Major Fausto Cabrera

Sergeant Major Fausto H. Cabrera enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1995 and completed Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, California (CA).  Upon completion of basic training, Private Cabrera reported to Assault Amphibian School where he earned the military...

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Commanding Officer, SES Battalion

Colonel Jonathan H Vaughn

A Cleveland, Ohio native and St. Ignatius High School graduate, Col Vaughn graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, with a concentration in East Asian history. He commissioned into the Marine Corps in 1999 through the Platoon Leaders Course while enrolled at...

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Sergeant Major, SES Battalion

Sergeant Major Andre L. Cuthbertson

Sergeant Major Cuthbertson assumes his current role as the Camp Pendleton Security and Emergency Services Battalion Sergeant Major....

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Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Support Battalion

Colonel Tracy A. Perry

Colonel Perry was born in Rome, New York, but raised in South Florida.  In June of 1989, he enlisted in the Army Reserves and served as a Combat Engineer.  In April of 1991, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.  He...

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Sergeant Major, Headquarters & Support Battalion

Sergeant Major Michael E. Cedeno

Sergeant Major Cedeno was born in Harlingen, Texas. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 24 April 1995, and attended recruit training at MCRD San Diego, California. Upon completion, he received training at Marine Combat Training (MCT), at Camp Pendleton. Upon completion of MCT, he attended the Basic...

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Commanding Officer, MCAS Camp Pendleton

Colonel David B. Moore

Colonel David B. Moore was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in December 1996 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. Following graduation from The Basic School in July 1997 and the Infantry Officer...

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Sergeant Major, MCAS Camp Pendleton

Sergeant Major Curtis A. Rice

Sergeant Major Rice is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He reported to MCRD Parris Island, 3rd Battalion, Mike Company, Platoon 3070, for recruit training on 5 January 1995. Private Rice graduated from recruit training on 24 March 1995.  Upon graduation of recruit training, Private Rice...

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