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Commander Mark McLean, a native of Bullard, Texas graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. After graduating from officer candidate school in November 1997, he reported to initial flight training in Corpus Christi, Texas and was later designated a naval aviator in Enid, Oklahoma in October 1999.
Upon completion of fleet readiness squadron training (VQ-7) at Tinker AFB, OK for the E-6A/B TACAMO aircraft, Cmdr. McLean’s first assignment was with the “Ironmen” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3) in August 2000, flying the E-6A/B aircraft. During his tour he served as the avionics branch officer, flight schedules officer, legal officer, E-6A/B mission commander evaluator and E-6A/B assistant NATOPS instructor pilot.
In August 2003, McLean reported to the “Roughnecks” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN (VQ-7) as an E-6A/B assistant NATOPS instructor pilot, instructing student pilots in the E-6A/B, B737/200 and B737/600 aircraft. While at VQ-7 he served as the weapons tactics unit assistant department head.
Commander. McLean transitioned to the Full Time Support (FTS) community and reported to Command Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW) at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas in June 2006. While assigned to CFLSW he served as the administrative officer. He transferred in August of 2007 to the VR-59 Lone Star Express at NASJRB Fort Worth, Texas and served as the operations officer, maintenance officer, NATOPS officer, and assistant NATOPS instructor pilot while flying the C-40 aircraft. In January 2011, McLean reported to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. There he completed his joint professional military education phase one requirements and earned his master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies. McLean next reported to the Pentagon in March of 2012 and served in Navy Operations Center as a battle watch captain and assistant operations and information branch head for OPNAV N31.
Cmdr. McLean’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit awards. He has accumulated more than 4,000 flight hours in numerous aircraft.



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