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Major Jeremiah S. Tecca

Major Jeremiah S. Tecca, a Deming, New Mexico, native, entered the U.S. Navy in October 2003.  He graduated from Great Lakes Basic Training in December 2003. He was awarded a bachelor’s in English in December 2011 and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 2011. He graduated from Avionics Calibration Specialist School in Biloxi, Mississippi, in January 2005.   
His enlisted tours include: aircraft intermediate maintenance department, calibration laboratory, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in January 2005; combat deployment aboard the Vinson; and he cross-rated into the Seabees as a steelworker second class, assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 17, Albuquerque, New Mexico in January 2009, where he attended the University of New Mexico.
His officer tours include: Camp Barrett, Quantico, Virginia in November 2012 for The Basic School (TBS);  Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, for the 7513 Unmanned Air System Mission Commander pipeline in March 2013; Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron Fourteen (MALS) 14 in November 2013 as the individual material readiness list officer in charge (OIC); graduated from the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Naval Aviation Maintenance Program Indoctrination Course in June 2014,  Upon returning to MALS-14, he took over duties as the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) OIC; participated in Carolina Dragon 14 holding the billets of force protection officer and production control officer aboard the SS Wright, T-AVB 3 in July 2014; returned from Carolina Dragon to hold the billets of GSE, Airframes, and Aviation Life Support Systems OIC; reported to Marine Fixed Wing Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 in September 2014 and assumed the duties of assistant aircraft maintenance officer (AAMO);  In September 2015, he reported to VMA 223; he immediately moved to VMM 162 (rein) to deploy with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as the AV8-B material maintenance control officer (MMCO) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, October 2015.  At the completion of the 26th MEU, he remained as the VMA-223 MMCO until he transferred to VMAT-203 in August 2016 to assume the duties as the AAMO/MCO; In August 2017, he reported NATEC Detachment East, Cherry Point, to take over the duties as the Detachment east site lead.  He was selected for Expeditionary Warfare School resident and attended Academic Year 20 from July 2019 until he graduated in May 2020; assigned to Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 CH-53K Detachment in May 2020, fulfilling the duties of the Fleet Integration Team OIC and Detachment material maintenance control officer; completed Command and Staff College distance education program in May 2022. 
Tecca currently serves as executive officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit New River, North Carolina. 

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (one gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 gold stars), Good Conduct Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Last Updated: 14 July 2022

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