Marine Aviation

 

Marine Aviation

Headquarters Marine Corps

Washington, DC
Deputy Commandant for Aviation

Lieutenant General Mark R. Wise assumed his current position as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps in July 2020.
 

Lieutenant General (LtGen) Mark R. Wise was born in Amarillo, TX, and is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

LtGen Wise served as the Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 Crusaders from 2003 to 2004 during which the squadron deployed in support of the Unit Deployment Program. He commanded Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 from 2008 to 2009 during which he supported numerous exercises throughout the Western Pacific Region. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. From 2016 to 2018, LtGen Wise served as Commanding General, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

LtGen Wise's operational tours include service with VMFA-333 during Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM; VMFA-312 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT during Operation DENY FLIGHT and Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (OSW); the 58th Fighter Squadron during OSW; and VMFA-251 with CVW-1 and the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON in support of OSW.

LtGen Wise's staff tours include various billets with MAG-31 and MAG-12 between 1998 and 2008 as well as assignment to Headquarters Marine Corps, Aviation from 1999 to 2001. In 2009, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, as an individual augment to the International Security Assistance Force. In 2010, LtGen Wise returned to Headquarters Marine Corps and served as the Deputy Branch Head for Aviation Plans, Policies, Budget, and Joint Matters until 2011. From 2011 to 2013, while serving as the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, he also served as the Vice Chief of Naval Research. In 2013, LtGen Wise was assigned as the Assistant Wing Commander, 3rd MAW and in 2014, he was assigned as the Deputy Commander, United States Forces Japan. From 2018-2020, he served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration and Deputy Commanding General Marine Corps Combat Development Command.  LtGen Wise assumed his current position as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps in July 2020.

LtGen Wise's personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Air Medal - individual action with combat "V", Strike Flight Air Medal eighth award, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, and Air Force Commendation Medal. He has more than 3,500 flight hours primarily in the F/A-18 Hornet and F-15C Eagle.

 


 
 
 

Mission

Headquarters Marine Corps, Department of Aviation develops, integrates, and

supervises plans, policies and budget for all aviation assets and aviation

expeditionary enablers (aviation command and control, aviation-ground

support, and unmanned aircraft systems) in support of Marine air ground task

forces.  In support of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and Title 10

responsibilities as a service chief, the Deputy Commandant for Aviation

serves as the principle advisor on all aviation matters and serves as the

principle spokesperson of Marine Corps aviation programs, requirements, and

strategy throughout the Department of the Navy and the Department of

Defense.

 

Contact Information

Headquarters, Marine Corps   
Department of Aviation  
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon  
Rm  4E482  
Washington, DC 20350   
 Office: (703) 614-1010  
Fax: (703) 693-2529  

 

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