Major Travis A. Holloway is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during the summer of his freshman year and reported for boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in May 2003.
As a Combat Engineer, 1371 MOS, he was assigned to Co. "D", 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division. During his enlistment, he deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, conducting security operations and patrols based out of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. He earned the rank of Sergeant in 2008 and later commissioned in 2009 via the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) program.
In 2009 2nd Lieutenant Holloway reported to The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico. After TBS, he reported to NAS Pensacola for aviation preflight indoctrination (API) in April 2010. Following completion of API he completed primary flight training at Corpus Christi, TX with VT-27 and advanced multi-engine training with VT-31. He earned his wings of gold on 22 June 2012.
In August 2012, 1st Lieutenant Holloway reported to MCAS Miramar for training with the KC-130J Aviation Training Unit before reporting to VMGR-352. After earning his designation as a KC-130J Copilot, he was also assigned the billet of Ground Safety Officer and earned the secondary MOS of 8012. Shortly thereafter, as a Captain, he lateraly transferred to the 6002 Aviation Maintenance Officer occupational field. He attended the Aviation Maintenance Officers course at NAS Whiting Field, Whiting, Florida, where he was second in his class and graduated with honors.
In July of 2014 Captain Holloway reported to MALS-13 at MCAS Yuma, where he was assigned as the Power Plants Division Officer in Charge. He managed the production and testing of AV-8B F402 and the F-35 F135 STOVL engines in support of Marine Aircraft Group 13’s flight operations, to include supporting multiple MEUs and SPMAGTF.
In February of 2016, Captain Holloway was selected to be the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer for VMA-211 where he was part of the squadron’s redesignation to VMFA-211 and transition from AV-8B Harriers to F-35B Lightning IIs. While there, the unit achieved several milestones including declaration as initial-operations capable (IOC). July 2017 saw Captain Holloway execute orders to NAF Atsugi, Japan, to serve as the Marine Liaison Officer to COMFAIRWESTPAC , supporting the integration of Marine Corps Aviation Forces with Naval Operations for the 31st MEU and other USMC/US Navy aviation logistics activities in the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet AORs.
He was promoted to Major on 1 June, 2019. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Acheivement Medal and two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals. He recently completed the Marine Corps’ resident Command & Staff College PME, earning a masters degree in military studies.
He is currently serving as the MALS-14 Executive Officer.