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Major Knathan T. LeFever
Site Commander
Marine Air Support Squadron 6

Major LeFever enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1998 and completed Recruit Training at MCRD, San Diego, California. He commissioned via the Enlisted Commissioning Program as a Staff Sergeant in March 2009.

After completion of The Basic School and Air Support Control Officer Course in 2010, Second Lieutenant LeFever reported to Marine Air Support Squadron 1 (MASS-1), Cherry Point, North Carolina where he served as a Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as a Direct Air Support Center (DASC) Tactical Air Director, Helicopter Director and Senior Air Director. In 2013 he completed Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course and deployed to Afghanistan as the MASS-1 DASC OIC during Operation Enduring Freedom 13.2.

In 2015, Captain LeFever graduated with distinction from resident Expeditionary Warfare School and reported to MASS-6, Chicopee, Massachusetts where he served as the Operations Officer.

In 2019, Major LeFever attended Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia and earned a Masters in Military Studies from Marine Corps University. After graduating from Command and Staff College, Major LeFever served as the Current Operations Officer for United States Marine Forces Korea from June 2020 to July 2022.

Major LeFever returned to MASS-6 in 2022 where he now currently serves as the Site Commander.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three gold stars).