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Rear Admiral Marc Miguez

Rear Adm. Marc Miguez is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana.  He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1985.  Upon completing recruit training in June 1986, he reported to 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company.  During his tour, he completed numerous military schools and deployments, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He attended the University of South Alabama and received a Bachelor of Arts in June 1993.  In March 1994, he received a commission in the U.S. Navy through the Aviation Officer Candidate School program at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.  He then completed flight school and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1995.  He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, where he earned a Master of Arts in Military Studies.

His operational assignments include the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VF 102), the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VF 143), and the "Bullets" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 2).  Miguez has made several extended deployments supporting Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn.

Ashore assignments include liaison officer to the National Counter Terrorism Center for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM); Naval Aviation Programs and deputy director, Navy Programs representative to Congress, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs; executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and deputy director for Operations, Joint Operations Intelligence Center, J3, Joint Staff.  He has previously commanded the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 213) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW 3).

He assumed the duties as commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO in June 2022, with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), as the flagship. 

Miguez has accumulated over 4,000 flight hours in the F-14 and F/A-18 and over 1,000 carrier-arrested landings.  His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (four Strike Flight Awards), and several other personal and unit campaign awards.

Last Updated: 12 August 2022


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