LtCol David W. Hughes


Aviation Command and Control Officer (7202)

Contact Information

Civilian Education

  • BS, Aviation Sciences Administration, Western Michigan University, 2000
  • MS, Public Administration, Central Michigan University, 2012

Military Education

  • The Basic School
  • Air Traffic Control School
  • MMT Leader Course
  • Expeditionary Warfare School (DEP)
  • Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course
  • Army Command and General Staff College
  • Master of Strategic Studies, Army War College 

Major Assignments

  • 2000-2003, Air Traffic Control Watch Commander, MACS-2, Cherry Point
  • 2003-2004, Team Leader, Air Traffic Control Mobile Team, 22nd MEU, CLNC
  • 2007-2008, Detachment Commander, ATC Detachment A, MACS-4 Okinawa, JP
  • 2008-2011, ATC Division Head, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1
  • 2012-2015, Operations and Executive Officer, MACS-1, Yuma, AZ
  • 2015-2018, ATC Occupational Field Sponsor and Airspace Advocate, HQMC Aviation
  • 2018-2020, Commanding Officer, Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Yuma, AZ Awards and 


  • Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon



Marine Corps University