Marine Attack Squadron 542
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Marine Aircraft Group 14
MCAS Cherry Point, NC


Provide offensive air support, armed reconnaissance, and air-defense for Marine expeditionary forces.


Lieutenant Colonel Trevor J. Felter
VMA-542 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Felter enlisted in the Marine Corps September 1994 and subsequently was sent to MCRD Parris Island for recruit training. He was designated a ground support equipment electrician in October 1995 and reported to MALS-36, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa. In 1997, Lieutenant Colonel Felter was selected to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory

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Major Derek A. Mills
VMA-542 Executive Officer

Major Mills graduated and was commissioned in May 2006 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He completed the Basic School in December 2006 and reported to NAS Pensacola, FL, for flight training. He was designated a Naval Aviator in August 2009 after completion of advanced training at

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Sergeant Major Gerardo Banda Jr
VMA-542 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Gerardo Banda Jr. is a native of Indiana.  He attended high school in Florida and enlisted into the Marine Corps on 5 November 2001 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina.  Upon completion of recruit training, he reported to Marine Combat Training (MCT), Camp Geiger, NC followed by the Administrative Clerk

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Marine Attack Squadron 542
Postal Service Center Box 8068
Cherry Point, NC 28533

Commercial: (252) 466-5008
DSN: 582-5008


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 Jeannette Young
Office: (252) 466-7680
Cell: (252) 778-6943

VMA-542 Family Hotline:
Press 2 then 7

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