Colonel David Joseforsky
Commanding Officer
Marine Air Control Group 48

Col Joseforsky graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics and a commission in the United States Marine Corps. He spent his first four years in the Fleet with Marine Air Support Squadron 2 in Okinawa, Japan where he served as Direct Air Support Center Platoon Commander and Headquarters and Support Company Commander. He deployed throughout the Pacific for exercises and graduated from the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Yuma, AZ.

From 2002-2004, Col Joseforsky attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and studied Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (JC4I). He completed his thesis work on wireless technologies earning the JC4I Academic Achievement Award and a Master’s of Science degree in System Technology.

In June 2004, Col Joseforsky departed Monterey for Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA to serve as a project officer in Program Manager, Communications. He successfully fielded multiple satellite, wireless, and networking projects to Iraq, Horn of Africa, and throughout the Marine Corps.

In October 2007, Col Joseforsky received orders to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 in Cherry Point, NC, where he served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer while deployed to Iraq throughout 2009. Upon his return from Iraq, he moved to the Marine Air Control Group 28 staff as the Operations Officer where he coordinated the Group’s deployments to Afghanistan.

In 2010-2011, he attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA where he completed his thesis work on the national budget deficit.

Col Joseforsky served as the Command and Control Systems Integration Branch Chief, Operations Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida from 2011-2014. He coordinated the involvement of multiple foreign partners in a new information-sharing network.

Col Joseforsky served as the Commanding Officer of Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38 at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA from November 2014 to July 2016. Following the command tour, Col Joseforsky remained at Miramar for one year serving as the MACG-38 Operations Officer.

Selected on the FY17-18 Top Level School Board for the Fellowship at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., he oversaw the policy for the Department’s three Joint Task Forces.

Staying in the National Capital Region from July 2018 to June 2021, Col Joseforsky received orders to the Pentagon in Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps. He served as the Branch Head for Homeland Defense and then as the Marine Corps Service Planner where he coordinated the Service’s senior leader involvement in Joint Staff-led events.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.