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Site Commander, Marine Air Control Squadron 24 Major Nathan T. Rasmussen

Major Rasmussen graduated from the University of Wisconsin in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Russian Language and Civilization.  He was then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and completed The Basic School in December 2004 and Air Defense Control Officers Course in April 2005.

In May 2005, Second Lieutenant Rasmussen was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2 (MACS-2) in Cherry Point, North Carolina where he served as the Squadron S-1 and Personnel Officer.

 In September 2006, First Lieutenant Rasmussen was temporarily assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Headquarters Group (MHG), and deployed to Al Qaim, Iraq as a Military Transition Team Advisor with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division from December 2006 – December 2007.

 After returning to MACS-2 in January 2008, First Lieutenant Rasmussen was assigned as the Squadron Assistant Operations Officer.  He was promoted to Captain in August 2008 and joined the Tactical Air Operations Center (TAOC) Detachment as the Operations Officer in Charge (OIC) in September.  Captain Rasmussen deployed to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq in support of OIF 09.1 from January – May 2009 where he served as a Senior Traffic Director, TAOC Operations OIC, and Detachment Commander.  Captain Rasmussen redeployed and transferred to Quantico, Virginia in July 2009, where he attended Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) and graduated in May 2010.

 Following resident EWS, Captain Rasmussen was transferred to Marine Air Command and Control Squadron Experimental, Operational Development Team (MACCS-X ODT) in Camp Pendleton, California, where he assumed duties as the TAOC Division Head from June 2010 – July 2013.  While at MACCS-X, Captain Rasmussen led or participated in numerous developmental and operational test events to evaluate and shape future systems for the TAOC and the Marine Air Command and Control System, including the Mobile Tactical Air Operations Module; the Common Aviation Command and Control System Increment I, Phase I; the Composite Tracking Network; and the Ground / Air Task Oriented Radar.  Between test events, Captain Rasmussen attended multiple tactical data link courses, including the Joint Interface Control Officer Course in January 2013.

 In August 2013, Captain Rasmussen transferred to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18 in Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the S-3 Training Officer and Tactical Air Command Center (TACC) OIC.  In May 2014, Captain Rasmussen graduated from the College of Distance Education Command and Staff Seminar as a distinguished graduate.  He was promoted to Major in October 2014 and then served as the Squadron S-3 Operations Officer from June 2015 – June 2016.  After qualifying as a TACC Senior Air Coordinator, Major Rasmussen attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Yuma, Arizona, graduating in October 2015.

 Major Rasmussen transferred to Virginia Beach, Virginia in July 2016, where he is presently serving as the Site Commander for Marine Air Control Squadron 24.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.