Marines


Biography

 

Colonel Nathan C. Henderson
Senior Reserve Advisor
Marine Air Control Group 48

Colonel Henderson currently serves as the Senior Reserve Advisor, Marine Air Control Group 48 (MACG-48), 4th
Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve (MFR).

He graduated from high school in Rome, New York, attended college on a Marine-option NROTC scholarship, and
was commissioned in May 1996.

Following completion of The Basic School and the Air Support Control Officer’s Course, Lieutenant Henderson
was assigned to Marine Air Support Squadron 3, where his assignments included supervising the airborne and
ground deployment of the Direct Air Support Center and serving as Senior Air Director, Tactical Air Director, and
Helicopter Director. In July 1999, he was frocked to Captain.

In May 2000, Captain Henderson left active duty to attend law school. He then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Eleventh Circuit and began Amphibious Warfare School (AWS), via the distance education program.

In 2005, Captain Henderson attended the Basic Lawyer Course at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, and became
certified as a judge advocate, following which he completed several minor legal assignments. In 2006, he completed
AWS and was promoted to Major.

In July 2007, Major Henderson mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From September 2007 to February
2008, he served as an Assistant Operations Officer on the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) G-5 staff in al
Anbar Province, Iraq.

From August 2008 to November 2010, Major Henderson served as company commander of General Support Motor
Transport Company (-) in Providence, Rhode Island, in what was then 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Marine
Logistics Group. He then completed Marine Command & Staff College via the weekend seminar program. In May
2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

From October 2012 to July 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson served as Executive Officer, Marine Air Support
Squadron 6 (MASS-6), MACG-48.

From July 2014 to June 2015, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson was a student in the senior resident course at the Naval
War College, where he completed the Advanced Studies in Naval Strategy program.

From June 2015 to June 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson served as the commanding officer of MASS-6.

In Fall 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson began serving as executive officer of MACG-48. He was promoted to
Colonel in November 2018 and continued to serve as executive officer through June 2019.

Colonel Henderson earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell, a J.D. magna cum laude from Duke, and
a M.A. with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.