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Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1
Yuma, AZ and New River, NC

VMX-1 Command Element

Colonel E. Brad Hipp
VMX-1 Commanding Officer

Colonel Brad Hipp graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1998, earning a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. Second Lieutenant Hipp graduated from The Basics School with Company E-98 and attended The Infantry Officers Course (IOC), graduating with class 3-99.Upon graduation from IOC, he completed flight school training in

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Lieutenant Colonel Andrea L. Barron
VMX-1 Executive Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Barron (née Goeman) graduated from the University of Michigan in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and was commissioned via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.After completion of The Basic School and Air Support Control Officer Course in 2004, Second Lieutenant Goeman reported to Marine Air Support

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Sergeant Major Frank M. Gratacos Jr.
VMX-1 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Frank M. Gratacos Jr. enlisted in the Marine Corps in1993. He later graduated from Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, NH and reported to Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, SC in July of 1994. He graduated as a Honorman and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Private First Class.Following

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Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. Guyette
VMX-1 Chief Operational Test Director (COTD)

Lieutenant Colonel Rob Guyette was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He graduated from The Basic School with Company D-04, then reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL for flight training in January 2005. After designation as a Naval Aviator in October 2006

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Contact Us

Marine Operational Test &
Evaluation Squadron 1

PO Box 99280
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Yuma, Arizona 85369-9280

Yuma Commercial: (928) 269-6795
Yuma Commercial Cell: (928) 941-7616

Marine Operational Test &
Evaluation Squadron 1

PSC Box 21037, Marine Corps Air Station
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28545

New River Commercial: (910) 449-4046
New River Commercial Cell: (910) 797-4169

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