Marine Aircraft Group 14


Marine Aircraft Group 14

MAG14 Leaders
Major Mark D. Morgan MALS-14 Executive Officer
Major Morgan, a native of Massillon, Ohio, enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserves, and graduated from basic training at Parris Island, SC in June 1997 before attending Engineer Equipment Operator training at Fort Leonardwood, MO.  Upon completion of formal schools, PFC Morgan was assigned to Landing Support Equipment Company, 4th LSB, 4th FSSG, Vienna, OH.  He was selected for the Platoon Leadership Course (PLC) while serving in the Active Reserves, and attended Officer Candidate School in 1998 and 2001 while drilling and attending college.  Sergeant Morgan graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 4 October 2002. 

Second Lieutenant Morgan graduated from The Basic School in December of 2003.  Upon completion, he was assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG)-21, Pensacola, FL, where he successfully completed Naval Aviation Flight Training and was assigned to Training Squadron Three (VT-3), Training Air Wing Five, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL.  Second Lieutenant Morgan elected for re-designation, and completed Aviation Maintenance Officer’s School at NAS Whiting Field, FL in 2004.  He was assigned to MALS-14, MAG-14, 2 MAW, MCAS Cherry Point, NC where he served as the Aviation Life Support System (ALSS) Division officer for six months. 

First Lieutenant Morgan was transferred to Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), Cherry Point, NC in February 2005 and served as the Material Maintenance Control Officer (MMCO).  In January 2006, First Lieutenant Morgan deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; returning in August 2006.
In December 2006, First Lieutenant Morgan received orders to Recruiting Station Cleveland, OH and was assigned as the Operations Officer.  In June 2008, Captain Morgan assumed the duties of Executive Officer.

In September 2009, Captain Morgan executed orders to MALS-24, MAG-24, 1st MAW, MCBH, HI.  He served as the 800 Division OIC for a few months before assuming the duties of the AIRSpeed Department Officer until August 2011.  Captain Morgan assumed the responsibilities of the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AAMO) in September 2011.

In June 2012, Captain Morgan was transferred to the Joint Staff J7, Future Joint Force Development Directorate, Joint Wargaming Division in Suffolk, Va.  He was frocked and later promoted to Major. He served as an Action Officer, conducting experimentation and wargaming for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  While serving at the Joint Staff, Major Morgan was selected to attend the Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.  

In 2015, Major Morgan was selected to attend the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Va. Major Morgan graduated with a Masters of Military Studies.

Major Morgan joined MALS-14 in July 2016 where he served as the Operations Officer.  In June 2018, Major Morgan assumed the duties as the Executive Officer, where he is currently serving. 

Major Morgan’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of third award).