Rear Adm. Marc Miguez, a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1985. Upon completion of recruit training in June 1986, he reported to 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company. During his tour he completed numerous military schools and deployments to include Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During this time he attended the University of South Alabama and received a Bachelor of Arts degree 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 Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102), the “Puking Dogs” of VF-143, and the “Bullets” of Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2). Miguez has made several extended deployments in support of Operation Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn.
Ashore Miguez’ assignments include liaison officer to the National Counter Terrorism Center, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Naval Aviation Programs and Deputy Director, Navy Programs representative to Congress, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, and executive assistant to Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet.
He has previously commanded the “Blacklions” of VFA-213 and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3).
Miguez has accumulated over 4,000 flight hours in both the F-14 and F/A-18 and over 1,000 carrier-arrested landings. He is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (four Strike Flight awards), as well as several other personal and unit campaign awards.