Lieutenant Colonel Bryan L. Littleton III
Commanding Officer, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234

LtCol Bryan L. Littleton III is a native of Texarkana, TX and was commissioned through the Officer Candidate’s School program in December 2002.

Upon graduation from TBS in 2003, 2ndLt Littleton reported to Pensacola, FL for Aviation Primary Indoctrination.  Later that year, he checked in to VT-27 in Corpus Christi for Primary Flight School, flying the T34C; then on to Advanced Multi-engine Training in 2004 with VT-31, flying the T44A.

1stLt Littleton earned his wings in February of 2005 and reported to VMGRT-253 in Cherry Point, NC with a short stint at Jacksonville, Air Force Base in Little Rock, AR for initial C130 training.  While at 253 he assisted with operational support for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and served as the squadron logistics officer.

In the fall of 2006, he received PCS orders for Fort Worth, TX to join VMGR-234.  During this tour with the Rangers, Capt Littleton served as the Airframes and Quality Assurance Officer, as well as the Aircrew Training Officer.  During this time he supported the bilateral training exercise Talisman Sabre in Rockhampton, Australia.

In the summer of 2009, Capt Littleton attended TACP School in Coronado, CA and soon thereafter deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as the Forward Air Controller for C Co, 4th LAR Bn.  There he served in Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Moshtarack.

Prior to his return to flying in the fall of 2010, Capt Littleton attended the Aviation Safety Officer Course in Pensacola, where he went on to serve as VMGR-234’s ASO and NATOPS Officer.  Later, he was designated as the 4th MAW KC130 Legacy NATOPS Evaluator, responsible for NATOPS program management and aircrew evaluations in the Navy and Marine Corps KC130 legacy squadrons.

In the spring of 2011, Capt Littleton participated in Operation Tomodachi, working throughout Japan during humanitarian relief efforts.  From 2011-13 he served as one of two lead-planners for the multi-national training exercise African Lion in Morocco.

With twelve years of active-duty under his belt, Capt Littleton ended full-time service and joined the Reserves, where he continued to serve with VMGR-234 transitioning from the KC130T to the J-model.

Maj Littleton served with MAG-41 and 4th MAW from the summer of 2016 through the fall of 2018, as the MAG DoSS OIC, and on the investigation team during the YANKY-72 class-A mishap.

In January of 2019, Maj Littleton started his tour as the Executive Officer at VMGR-234 and served in that role until February of 2020 when he assumed command of the squadron.

LtCol Littleton resides with his family in west Fort Worth.  His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.