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Major Seth T. Deaton

Major Seth T. Deaton earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009. Following graduation from The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, he reported to Marine Detachment Athens, Georgia, where he served as the Base Realignment and Closure operations officer. After closing the Detachment in Athens in the fall of 2010, he attended his primary Military Occupational Specialty  school in Newport, Rhode Island.
He graduated the Aviation Supply Basic Qualification Course in 2011 and reported to his first fleet duty assignment as an aviation supply officer at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 14 aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point, North Carolina. He served as the S-1 administration and legal officer, the S-6 communications and information management officer, and the supply accounting division officer while attached to MALS 14. In May 2013, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as an individual augment to the Retrograde and Redeployment in support of Reset and Reconstitution Operations Group (R4OG) where he served as the Retrograde Operations Company executive officer.
Upon redeployment and return to MALS 14, Deaton assumed duties as the repairable management division officer in charge in December 2013 and the assistant aviation supply officer in April 2015. He received orders to Defense Logistics Agency-Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, in July 2015 where he served as the weapons system program manager for the AV-8B Harrier and F-402 Pegasus engine for 36 months. From June 2019 until August 2021, he served as the MALS-29 aviation supply officer providing material support to four type/model/series aircraft.

Deaton currently serves as executive officer, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit New River, North Carolina.
He is a distinguished graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University’s Command and Staff College Blended Seminar Program, and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of second award).

Last Updated: 9 February 2022

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