Marine Wing Support Squadrons Realign Under MACG-28 in Support of Force Design > U.S. Marine Corps Flagship > News View
Marine Air Control Group 28 assumed command of the three Marine Wing Support Squadrons assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing to modernize and improve capabilities in support of the Marine Corps Force Design Commander, June 1, 2022.
The realignment unites the aviation command and control and ground support functions under a single group headquarters within 2nd MAW.
The innovative realignment is an independent action of 2nd MAW, taking place parallel to similar efforts within 2nd MAW, and aligned with Aviation Force Design 2030 ground support initiatives. MACG-28 is the first operational command to merge AC2GS mission units under one commander.
“We have considerably diversified the composition of the group in terms of [military occupational specialties] who now reside here, and the missions that we are going to have to execute,” said Colonel Michael McCarthy, commanding officer of MACG-28. “Frankly, this is the biggest change this group has seen in its command relationships and command organization in its 79-year history, so it’s a really big deal for us.”
“Frankly, this is the biggest change this group has seen in its command relationships and command organization in its 79-year history, so it’s a really big deal for us.” Colonel Michael McCarthy, Commander of MACG-28
The consolidation will increase AC2GS capabilities in the 2nd MAW and II Marine Expeditionary Force, strengthen unity of command, and maintain relationships between Marine Aircraft Groups and geographically collocated MWSS units. MWSS and geographically co-located Maritime Air Command and Control System units will also implement mutually supportive relationships that will allow both types of units to capitalize on unique command and control and enabler capabilities. the other.
The realignment will also improve operational design in the Indo-Pacific region, inform institutional change and advance Force Design 2030.
“This is an exciting time for all Expeditionary Aviation Facilitators internal to MACG-28, and we are thrilled to get after this on behalf of the [commanding general] and continue to provide world-class air command and control support and world-class aeronautical ground support to America’s Airwing,” McCarthy said.
MACG-28 now consists of three MWSS, three aviation command and control squadrons, a low altitude air defense battalion and a communications squadron.