Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher A. Maloney
Commanding Officer
Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 41

Lieutenant Colonel Maloney is a native of Haddonfield, NJ and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 2004. After completion of The Basic School, he reported to NAS Corpus Christi for primary and advanced flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2006.

First Lieutenant Maloney reported to the “Raiders” of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) at MCAS Miramar and then to Little Rock Air Force Base for training in the C-130J. From 2007-2009, he served as a Powerline Division Officer and Flight Duty Officer for the Raiders, and completed a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to August 2008 at Al Asad Air Base.

Captain Maloney reported to 3rd Battalion 7th Marines at MCAGCC Twentynine Palms in November 2009 after completion of Tactical Air Control Party school and designation as a Forward Air Controller. He deployed with Kilo Company from March to October 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving in Musa Qala and Sangin Districts, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

In February 2011, Captain Maloney returned to VMGR-352, specifically to develop and employ the KC-130J Harvest HAWK in a Close Air Support role as an Aircraft Commander, Fire Control Officer, and instructor. During this tour he served as the S-2 Officer and Detachment Operations Officer, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 at FOB Dwyer, and again in 2012 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

In 2013, Captain Maloney transitioned from Active Duty to the Reserve Component and joined the “Yankees” of VMGR-452 in Newburgh, NY to fly the KC-130T. He served as the Future Operations Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer and deployed in support of two SPMAGTF operations in 2013 2019. While at VMGR-452, Major Maloney supported global missions in Africa, Europe, and South America and completed the Advanced Airlift Tactical Training Course (AATTC), Senior Officer Legal Course, and the Aviation Safety Commanders Course. Qualified as a KC-130J/T Aircraft Commander, he has accumulated over 2,600 hours of total flight time with over 1,000 hours in combat. He is designated a KC-130J Night Systems Instructor, Division Lead, and Low Altitude Tactics Instructor among other qualifications.

Lieutenant Colonel Maloney graduated from Command and Staff College Distance Education Program in Garden City, NY. He holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BS in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His personal decorations include the Air Medal Individual Action, Air Medal Strike/Flight with Numeral 12, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), and Combat Action Ribbon.