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Command Biography
VMFA(AW)-224 Executive Officer
Major Daniel P. Langford

Maj Langford graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and was commissioned through the NROTC program as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

In May 2011, after graduating The Basic School, Maj Langford reported aboard NAS Pensacola, FL for initial, intermediate, and advanced Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training. He completed training through VT-10 and VT-86 and was winged as an NFO in 2013. Maj Langford reported aboard NAS Whidbey Island, WA for initial Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) training in the EA-6B then completed training with VMAQT-1 “Banshees” aboard MCAS Cherry Point, NC and was designated an ECMO in September 2014.

After training, Maj Langford was assigned to VMAQ-2 “Death Jesters” aboard MCAS Cherry Point, NC. While assigned to the “Death Jesters”, he served as an Administration Officer, supported a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course, a Unit Deployment Program to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, and participated in the U.S. - South Korea exercise Max Thunder.

In May 2015, Maj Langford was assigned again to the “Banshees” as the Assistant Admin, Safety, and Logistics Officer to assist the squadron shutdown. Upon completing these duties in December 2015, he was assigned to MAG-14 aboard MCAS Cherry Point, NC to serve as the Current, Future, and Assistant Operations Officer. While assigned to MAG-14, Maj Langford completed Expeditionary Warfare School at Camp Lejeune, NC.

In September 2017, Maj Langford was assigned again to the “Death Jesters” as the Joint Mission Planning Systems Officer. While assigned, he supported WTI and deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar in 2018 flying combat missions in support of OPERATIONS INHERENT RESOLVE and ENDURING FREEDOM.

In January 2019, Maj Langford was selected for the Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) transition and was assigned to VMFAT-101 aboard MCAS Miramar, CA. While awaiting training, he was assigned as the Mission Planning Center Officer and the Flight Officer. After completing training at VMFAT-101 and designating as a WSO, Maj Langford was assigned to MAG-31, MCAS Beaufort, SC.

In January 2022, Maj Langford while assigned to MAG-31 served as the Assistant Operations Officer and deployed to NATO Allied Air Command aboard Ramstein Air Base, Germany as the Marine Air and Ground Liaison Officer in support of Exercise Cold Response and follow-on movements to strengthen NATOs eastern front.

In May 2022, Maj Langford reported to VMFA(AW)-224 the “Fighting Bengals” and served as the Administration Officer-In-Charge (OIC). He currently serves as the “Fighting Bengals” Executive Officer. Maj Langford's personal awards include Air Medal (Strike/Flight) with Combat “C” and numeral “5”, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing