Commander Marcus Moreland

Cmdr. Marcus Moreland, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 2003 earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in 2005 and was designated as a naval flight officer in 2006.  He completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 online through the U.S. Naval War College in 2020. 
 
His operational assignments include service with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, where he deployed as an EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures officer aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS George Washington (CVN 73) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5; III Marine Expeditionary Force as the naval gunfire liaison officer; and VAQ-140, stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, deploying with CVW-7 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 
 
Moreland’s shore assignments include fleet replacement squadron EA-18G Growler instructor at VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island; and emulation operations officer for the Russia Strategic Initiative at U.S. European Command. 
 
He reported as commanding officer, Mine Warfare Training Center (MWTC) in May 2021. 
 
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various personal, unit and campaign awards.  He has accumulated more than 1,500 flight hours and over 200 carrier arrested landings in the EA-6B and EA-18G.  He also earned designation as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer.
 
 

Last Updated: 9 June 2021

 
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