Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Carl M. Ziegler
Commanding Officer, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773

Lieutenant Colonel Carl M. Ziegler is currently the Commanding Officer of Marine Light Attack Squadron 773.

A native of Pennsylvania he graduated from Penn State University and was commissioned in 1997.  After completing The Basic School (B Co –‘98) and flight training in Pensacola he was designated a Naval Aviator in July 2000.

Following completion of initial training in the AH-1W at HMT-303, First Lieutenant Ziegler reported to MCAS New River.  He spent the next 6 years stationed in North Carolina deploying four times to Iraq in support of OIF with HMLA-269, HMLA-167 and 2d LAR as a Forward Air Controller. After returning to HMLA-167 in 2007 Major Ziegler left active duty accepting a commission in the Marine Corps Reserves. 

Maj Ziegler joined HMLA-773 (-) in Warner Robins, Georgia in 2012.  In 2016 when HMLA-773 moved its flag from Georgia to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey Lieutenant Colonel Ziegler followed becoming the Squadron’s Reserve Operation Officer before taking command in May 2020.