Marine Aviation Detachment
Marine Aviation Detachment Patuxent River
Patuxent River, MD


Colonel Justin W. Eggstaff
MAD Patuxent River Commanding Officer

Colonel Eggstaff, a native of Milpitas, California, was commissioned in January 1996 through the Marine Corps’ Platoon Leader’s Course. After graduating from The Basic School in October 1996, he reported to Pensacola, Florida for flight training, and was designated an Unrestricted Naval Aviator in August 1998. Assigned to fly the AH-1W Attack

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Major William W. Cronkright
MAD Patuxent River Executive Officer

Major Cronkright is a native of Michigan.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 2001, mobilized and deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003 as an 0331 Machine Gunner, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in October 2004, having completed his undergraduate education in Mathematics at Spring Arbor

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Sergeant Major Eric P. Bauer
MAD Patuxent River Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Bauer is a native of Missouri.  He underwent recruit training at MCRD, San Diego, CA in June 1995 and completed Infantry Training at SOI West, Camp Pendleton, CA for MOS training as an 0311 Rifleman where he was meritoriously promoted upon graduation.  Private First Class Bauer then reported to 3D Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine

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supplementary units

Air Test and Eval Squadron Two Zero 

Air Test and Eval Squadron Two One

Air Test and Eval Squadron Two Three

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office


The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is desired to meet the specific needs of sexual assault victims. Services are available to victims regardless of whether the victim knows the offender, and regardless of where and when the assault took place. 
Marine Corps Order 1752.5C - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

Patuxent River SAPR Hotline 301-481-1057
Installation SAPR VA (540) 376-8858
Installation SARC (301) 580-8212


For confidential, live one-on-one sexual assault support contact

DoD Safe Helpline at
or 877-995-5247

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Duke   Email:   Work: (301) 757-5505
Staff Sergeant Jacob Ellington Email:    Work: (301) 757-4301  


Request mast

MCO 1700.23G

MCINCR-MCBQO 1700.23B - Request Mast Procedures

NAVMC 11296 Rev 5-19 - Request Mast Form

The Request Mast procedure is the officially recognized means for Marines to communicate with their commanding officer and/or commanding general. It includes both the right of Marines to communicate with their commanding officer, as well as the requirement that the commanding officer personally consider and respond to the matter. Request mast provides Marines with an approved channel to air real or perceived grievances. Request mast also provides commanding officers with firsthand knowledge of the morale and general welfare of the command.

For further guidance, click on the links above.



Gunnery Sergeant Joseph R. Foster       Email:            Office: (301)757-5627

voting assistance

For voting information please email (301) 342-1515


The Mission of Marine Aviation Detachment Patuxent River is threefold:

  1. Preeminence in being the Marine Corps Aviation Acquisition Center of Excellence, in which all aspects of acquisition leadership and management will be maintained.
  2. Excellence in taking care of Marines and their families through detailed administrative oversight, professional career development, and exceptional family support.
  3. Continued development of detachment Esprit de Corps and camaraderie.


Contact Us

22401 Cedar Point Road
Building 102
Patuxent River, MD 20670

MAD HQ Contacts (301) 342-XXXX 

Commanding Officer - 1421
Executive Officer - 1421
Sergeant Major - 1690
Personnel Officer - 7776
S-1 Admin Chief - 1427
S-1 Office - 1101
S-3 - 1427
S-4/SUPPLY - 1103
MAD Duty Cell Phone - 240-434-8949


NAS PAX Contacts 

Medical, Bldg 1370 - 342-1418
Dental, Bldg 1370 - 342 1407
Naval PSD, Bldg 409 - 342-7312
TMO, Bldg 605 - 757-9666
Pass and ID, Bldg 2189 - 342-3231
PMO, Bldg 611 - 757-4669
Base legal, Bldg 409 - 342-7510
Naval Exchange, Bldg 2173 - 342-0606
MWR, Bldg 2655 - 342-3510


Marine Aviation Detachment Orders and Policies

Marine Aviation