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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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Major Kyle K. McLeod
VMX-1 Chief Operational Test Director

Major Kyle K. McLeod graduated magna cum laude from Kettering University in 2010 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. From 2008 through 2011, he served as a Department of Defense civilian with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan specializing in ground systems survivability and blast mitigation.In

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Sergeant Major Luis A. Galvez
VMX-1 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Luis A. Galvez reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on 13 October 1998, and graduated on 9 January 1999. Upon completion of Marine Corps Combat Training, he attended the Basic Combat Engineer School in Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After successful completion of MOS school, he received orders

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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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